Wall

WallA young boy, his mother, and younger sister were separated from their father when the Berlin Wall was built between East and West Germany. Escape attempts were common. Some who tried “were lucky, others were not.” The boy succeeds in digging a tunnel to the West. A sympathetic guard helps him and when he and his family reach the West, they discover that their dad has begun a tunnel east to find them. Dark, dramatic digital illustrations pierced by spotlights and the carefully worded, minimalist text will appeal to young children’s natural instinct for fairness and justice. The book was published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and is based on true stories. A brief note provides more information about the Wall. mjw
Title: Wall
Author: Tom Clohosy Cole
Illustrator
: Tom Clohosy Cole
Publisher
: Templar books, an imprint of Candlewick
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-7636-7560-8
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 32
Genre
: Historical Fiction, Picture book
Book setting
: Berlin
Author’s ethnicity
: British
Author’s residence
: London
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: British
Illustrator’s residence
: London
Subjects
: Berlin, Berlin Wall (1961-1989), Cold War

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