One Boy's War
Lynn Huggins-Cooper with illustrations by Ian Benfold Haywood
It’s 1914, and 16 year old Sydney is bursting to get a crack at the Kaiser. Fired up by the military recruitment campaigns and the brave men going off to fight in the First World War, he runs away to enlist, but soon finds himself in a frontline trench where reality and the rats begin to bite. Told through Sydney's optimistic letters home and his journal, this is his honest portrayal of the disillusionment and degradation in the trenches of First World War. Reading level 5-10 years. Hardcover, 30 pages.