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 - cover imageWritten by Pierre-Jacques Ober, Illustrated by Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan

World War I was a very difficult time for our world. Ober attempts to represent what it might have been like to serve and suffer in the war from a soldier’s point of view. The whole story is told using miniature figurines. The emotions of war and desertion and family are portrayed easily through the miniatures. This is not a happy story, as expected, but we can learn from the unhappy history. Hopefully we can avoid more of the sadness of war. This book makes me want that even more than before I read it.

Review by Merri Rygg, Truman Elementary Library
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

The Good Son: A Story from the First World War, Told in Miniature
Written by Pierre-Jacques Ober, Illustrated by Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan
Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press
104 pages
Release Date: May 14, 2019
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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