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A Soldier's Sketchbook by John Wilson
Mar 21, 2017 | ISBN 9781770498563

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  • Mar 21, 2017 | ISBN 9781770498563 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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PRAISE FOR A Solider’s Sketchbook:

“The extracts from the diary describe intimate wartime experiences of death and destruction in gruesomely dispassionate terms . . . it’s a story of unmitigated horror, highlighting more than any textbook the futility of war . . . This unique compilation of firsthand impressions of the Great War will be a valuable resource for adults and teens with an interest in this turning point in world history.” –Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“The excellent and succinct text . . . provides context for Rabjohn’s short diary entries, many of which merely scratch the surface of the suffering he experienced during his time at war.” —Starred Review, Quill & Quire 

A Soldier’s Sketchbook is a remarkably singular addition to the extensive body of literature devoted to Canadians in ‘The Great War.'” —CM Magazine

“[A Soldier’s Sketchbook] is a captivating introduction to the realities of the Great War.” —Booklist 

“Ideal for sophisticated readers for its firsthand account of World War I.” —School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR Wings of War:

“Wilson writes eloquently about one boy’s love of flight and his dream of flying . . . Thoroughly engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Teen fiction rarely gets so involved with notions of morality in war. A thoughtful, provocative work.” —Booklist

PRAISE FOR Dark Terror:

“A fascinating war tale that will have young readers digging in for a captivating read.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-moving, gripping take on a little-explored side of the war effort.” —National Reading Campaign


Junior Library Guild Selection SELECTION 2016

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