The Christmas Truce
- Carol Ann Duffy DBE (one of our writers)
- Children's books
- November 2011
About the publication
Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased fire and the magic of Christmas took hold . . .
Carol Ann Duffy's brilliant poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man's Land.
In a gorgeous small format with David Roberts' beautiful illustrations, The Christmas Truce is an irresistible festive gift. Also available in a larger, special edition hardback.
For a short history lesson to make children understand and grown men weep, Carol Ann Duffy's The Christmas Truce, illustrated by David Roberts, is beautiful.Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year