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

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

Description

A young WWI soldier's unauthorized visit home has dire consequences in a haunting story reimagined in miniature tableaux. About one hundred years ago, the whole world went to war.
The war was supposed to last months. It lasted years. 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. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story.


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Details

Author(s)
Pierre-jacques Ober, Jules Ober, Felicity Coonan
Format
Hardback | 104 pages
Dimensions
231 x 277 x 18mm | 726g
Publication date
01 Jun 2019
Publisher
Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Massachusetts, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
153620482X
ISBN13
9781536204827
Bestsellers rank
744,850