The Button War: A Tale Of The Great War

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The Button War: A Tale Of The Great War

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In this arresting, unsettling novel for 9- to 14-year-olds […] the author is so sparing with description and language, and the lines of dialogue are so clipped and abrupt, that the story feels both real and like a dread allegory. — Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street JournalDarker than the

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In this arresting, unsettling novel for 9- to 14-year-olds […] the author is so sparing with description and language, and the lines of dialogue are so clipped and abrupt, that the story feels both real and like a dread allegory. — Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street JournalDarker than the Newbery Medalist’s usual fare, this powerfully evocative WWI novel set in Poland parallels a child’s game with the war raging in the not-so-distant background., Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Reviewan excellent read — Alex O’Connell, The Times“It is an emotional, thought-provoking ride with plenty poignant moments that will keep you gripped to the end.”, Primary Times“Gripping, honest, forthright and very, very powerful.”, Fallen Star Stories

About the Author

Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received two Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, a Christopher Award, a Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.

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