The Good Son: A Story from the First World War Told in Miniature

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The Good Son: A Story from the First World War Told in Miniature

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August 2019

ISBN: 9781536204827

It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale.

Map. Author 's note. Note on artistic process. Full-color photographs of scenes created with miniature models.

 
  • ISBN: 9781536204827
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Candlewick
    Page Count: 104
    Trim Size: 9" x 10 1/2"
    Genre: Nonfic
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