Author(s): Marcia Williams
This is a funny and moving story of life during the First World War, told through the eyes of schoolboy Archie Albright. When 10-year-old Archie Albright is given a scrapbook for his birthday in April 1914, he thinks he'll fill it with comics, souveniers and funny stories about his family. But then, on 3 August 1914, war breaks out, and his life changes for ever. Archie tells the story of the First World War from his point of view, filling his scrapbook with anecdotes about life in London's East End, newspaper clippings, letters from his dad and uncle who are fighting in France, and his own war-inspired comic strips. Archie's War is funny, touching and accessible, and gives a unique insight into what life was life for a child during the First World War. This is a new edition published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. It is a unique and accessible introduction to the First World War. Fold-out letters, collage-style illustrations and newspaper clippings give the book an authentic scrapbook feel. Packed with jokes and detailed illustrations, this is a book to enjoy again and again.
Marcia Williams has illustrated and retold many literary classics for children with her distinctive cartoon-strip style. Among her highly acclaimed titles are: Lizzy Bennet's Diary (9780763670306) Greek Myths (9781406303476), Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (9780744569469), God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament (9781844285280) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630), and My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright (9781406309409), a diary-style account of the Second World War, by Archie Albright's daughter Flossie. Marcia lives in London, SW13.