The characters appeal, the story engages, and some stereotypes are turned on their heads.
It's a good book - and the author is local, too.
This well researched book tells an important and troubling story of our past - with implications for today...
Both words and pictures are beautiful, combining to tell a powerful story of friendship in spite of obstacles.
The story, words and rhythms are delightful, and the pictures burst with joyful expression.
This book is fun to read aloud together.
Jim Murphy uses primary sources (quotes and images) very well to tell the haunting, powerful story of the Christmas truce of 1914.