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Five children on the Western Front

Five children on the Western Front

Saunders, Kate, 1960- author; Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924, associated with work

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 'Five Children and It' characters when the First World War began? Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories - until he suddenly reappears

Book. English. Fiction 9+. General. Children's stories.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Faber & Faber, 2014
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Available at (EBR) Brierfield, (HRA) Rawtenstall, (NLA) Lancaster, (NMO) Morecambe and (SAL) Adlington.

  • (EBR) Brierfield – One available in JF General Childrens Library JF

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118129790972 JF General Childrens Library JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (HRA) Rawtenstall – One available in JF General Childrens Library JF

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118129778308 JF General Childrens Library JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (NLA) Lancaster – One available in JF General Childrens Library JF

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118129777375 JF General Childrens Library JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (NMO) Morecambe – One available in JF General Childrens Library JF

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118129792176 JF General Childrens Library JF Junior Fiction Available
  • (SAL) Adlington – One available in JF General Childrens Library JF

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118129780395 JF General Childrens Library JF Junior Fiction Available

Details

Statement of responsibility: Kate Saunders
ISBN: 0571310958, 9780571310951
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Based on the novels written by Edith Nesbit.
Physical Description: 318 pages ; 19 cm
Subject: Fairies Juvenile fiction.; World War, 1914-1918 Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written many books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched,

Magicalamity , The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix . Kate is a true storyteller and her magical, wickedly hilarious novels allow young readers to escape their everyday lives into wonderful worlds where they are empowered to explore and enjoy themselves. Kate lives in London.

Reviews

Saunders has created a simply brilliant book...E. Nesbit would be proud and honoured by this beautifully crafted, funny, heart-breaking story
Daily Mail||The return of the Psammead, as superbly grumpy as ever, was magical. This book is a delight.
Katherine Rundell, Author of Rooftoppers||This is a skillful and deeply moving piece of work: poignant, beautifully judged, not a crass pastiche but a respectful homage that recycles its source material to pack a powerful anti-war punch. Saunders's novel does what fiction does best: it focuses on individuals we care about in order to make a universal point.
Guardian||Despite lively characterisation, and realistic ambience and expressions ("a proper caution"), the voice is unlike Nesbit's, but has a skill and charm of its own, as well as compassion and conviction
The Sunday Times