Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier (Paperback)
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A graphic adaptation of a 100-year-old diary brings World War I history to life
One winter morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary find: the real diary of a soldier in World War I. Barroux rescued the diary from the trash and illustrated the soldier's words. In this striking black and white graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of World War I are given fresh meaning and relevance to modern audiences. This is living history that has the power to engage new generations through one man's story that is silhouetted against the historical events that formed and transformed the world we live in today.
About the Author
Barroux is a popular illustrator whose books include Extraordinary Pets, Mr. Leon's Paris, and Where's Mary's Hat. He has worked as a press illustrator for Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning children's author of such titles as Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Sarah Ardizzone has twice won the Marsh Award for children's literature in translation.
"...a remarkable artifact, given haunting new life." —Publishers Weekly
"The artwork's timbre fits well with the text. The paneled illustrations effectively slow the pace of the account, allowing thoughts and images to resonate deeply with readers." —School Library Journal's Curriculum Connections
"...an unforgettable reading experience for readers of all ages." —Kidsreads.com