Shooting at the Stars Hardback

The Christmas Truce of 1914

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Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I in 1914, writing a letter home to his mother describing his unforgettable Christmas Eve. 

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Shooting at the Stars

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Despite fierce fighting from both sides, both German and Allied soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battle field to celebrate the holiday. They sang Christmas carols, exchanged gifts and played football.

But as the sun began to rise, they returned to their separate trenches and waited for the battle to begin again. Interweaving beautiful illustrations with hand-lettered text, author and illustrator John Hendrix tells a story that celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. This standout edition will be published to tie in with the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce and will make a very special Christmas gift and a timely story for young children who have parents serving overseas. Includes an author's note and archival image from the Christmas Truce.

Shooting at the Stars was published by Abrams in October 2014 and is our 65033rd best seller. The ISBN for Shooting at the Stars is 9781419711756.

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Details for Shooting at the Stars

Book FormatHardback
PublisherAbrams (October 2014)
Recommended for Agesfrom 7 years up to 10 years
Number of Pages40
Thickness13 mm
Height248 mm
Width279 mm
Product Code4308514
Page last updated 3rd September 2018
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