Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By HENDRIX, John

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ISBN
9781419711756
Publisher
Abrams


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–5—A two-page explanation of the Christmas Day truce of 1914 precedes the fictionalized account of this unusual occasion. In a letter to his mother, a young English soldier describes the events of that unique day when, at the invitation of a German officer, the English Doughboys left their trenches and met their enemies in No Man's Land. The young man describes how they helped one another bury the dead; traded personal items such as hats, but...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

Hendrix distills the now practically mythic story of the 1914 Christmas Truce into the fictional experience of one young English soldier writing to his mother from a trench in France. A brief introduction and an appended author's note provide context, but the focus he...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Hendrix distills the now practically mythic story of the 1914 Christmas Truce into the fictional experience of one English soldier in ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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