The classic children's book about the first world war and the Christmas Day cease-fire football match in -mans-land. A special lavish new edition of a modern classic. this edition contains a special new introduction from Michael Foreman, additional new illustrations and 4 pages of extra background material on the First World War and football during the war. An informative and heartfelt story of the first world war and the famous Christmas cease-fire and football match in -man's-land Beautifully illustrated and reproduced using Michael Foreman's original watercolour paintings. A masterpiece - the times Literary Supplement the work of a major children's author at his peak - the Daily telegraph An unforgettable experience - the Guardian Age range: 7+
Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's leading illustrators. He has regularly collaborated with Terry Jones, Michael Morpurgo and others while several of his own books are also considered modern classics. Titles include War Boy, War Game, Terry Jones's Erik the Viking and Animal Tales, Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy and many more.