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The Guns of Easter

Sprache: Englisch.
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It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.
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Titel: The Guns of Easter
Autor/en: Gerard Whelan

ISBN: 0862784492
EAN: 9780862784492
Sprache: Englisch.
O'Brien Press Ltd

1. März 1996 - kartoniert - 176 Seiten

Beschreibung

It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.

Portrait

Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and has lived and worked in several European countries. After some time living in Dublin, he has returned to live in his native Wexford. He is the author of many books for children and a multiple award-winner. His first novel, The Guns of Easter, won the Eilis Dillon Memorial Award for first-time writers. Dream Invader later won the Bisto Book of the Year Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland awards. Gerard is also the author of A Winter of Spies and Out of Nowhere.

Pressestimmen

'An impressive first novel' -- The Sunday Independent The Sunday Independent 'A fine, humane anti-war novel which young people will relish' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland 'A sensitive portrayal of a boy's forced and traumatic emergence into adolescence' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland A striking first novel endowed with a strong sense of the conflicting passions of the time. Some of the scenes are as searing as anything in O'Casey's trilogy. -- Children's Books in Ireland Children's Books in Ireland We sweat it out with Jimmy as he confronts horror at every turn. Physically and emotionally in a no-man's land, the boy's perceptions of good men killing one another leave him more scarred than any bullets. -- Tribune Magazine Whelan immerses readers in a harsh, yet poignant, journey that finds Jimmy learning much about the Irish people, his family, and most important, himself. The exciting plot moves effortlessly, enhanced by plenty of details to add character depth and historical context, and Whelan wisely avoids both extreme tragedy and overzealous triumph. The result is a fine adventure, with some realistic, genuinely heart-tugging twists. -- Roger Leslie - Booklist A wonderful and gripping class novel. Ideal for my 5th and 6th class, all boys!!They are currently engrossed with Jimmy Conway's life and in the capital! -- Clare Doyle
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