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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Truce 1941

A cleaning weekend, picking up books as I go. A connection clicked between Jim Murphy's brand new non-fiction "TRUCE" (Scholastic, 2009) and John McCutcheon's fictionalized gorgeous picture book "Christmas in the Trenches" (Peachtree, 2006) both are about the Christmas Truce during World War I - 1914.
What fun this will be to use the picture book to introduce Murphy's book. A study of World War I, 1914; that's almost a century ago.

These two books will definitely be included in my new edition of Best Teen Reads 2010 - hitting the deadline December 1, 2009.

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