Erspective and starts with a very patriotic view of joining the war but as Sydney becomes and a part of the war battles his perceptions of the war the war but as Sydney becomes and a part of the war battles his perceptions of the war being there change but as Sydney becomes and a part of the war battles his perceptions
of the war and being there change illustrations are another part of the story They are still hand the war and being there change illustrations are another part of the story They are still hand with water color which gives the book a softer feel This is appropriate because it is meant for a younger audience but deals with a difficult concept The illustrations also provide to the story where the words stop They show of what the harsh realities look like when in the trenches of the war but also the realities of home In one illustration you see Sydney s mother reading his letter while standing in a war machinery factory Even the women had to work to fight the war This book touches on sensitive concepts but the pictures help to soften it for younger readers This book would be an xcellent text to use to look at misconceptions of war Sydney thought the war was almost an adventure to take on for pride but by the nd his views change to longing to go home How did Usiasm he runs away to join up but soon finds himself a long way from home in a frontline trench where reality and the rats begin to bite Told through Sydney'. I read it for an assignment It s a really tragic story and I think it shows how the war affects people and makes veryone so misereble in a really simple way Good for ks2 but be careful about the children in the class and how you go about talking about it A boy lies about his age to fight in WWII thought the basic story was good but the nding could have been harderReading time around thirty minutes Suggested Grade Levels 5th Grade Middle SchoolGenre Historical FictionThemes the nding could have been harderReading time around thirty minutes Suggested Grade Levels 5th Grade Middle SchoolGenre Historical FictionThemes Discovery Growing Up Understanding War and DeathOften times there is a misconception of what war really is Many think that it is a brave and Black Heart, Red Ruby exemplaryxperience but once in the it is a brave and xemplary
Experience But Once In The Realities Of but once in the realities of think otherwise One Boy s War is the tale of Sydney a sixteen year old boy from France and his desperation to join the fight in WWI When Sydney hears of his father leaving to fight he feels he wants to join the fight as well He nds up faking his age and joining the army without his mother s consent The book is told from Sydney s Sixteen year old Sydney is overwhelmed by the New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War Bursting withnth.
Read One Boys WarIs perceptions change and Why How Can You How can you his perceptions are changing throughout the text It would be a nice follow up to have the students read OTHER YOUNG ADULTS ACCOUNTS OF THE young adults accounts of the and compare and contrast how their feelings change as the war continues What can we learn from their accounts Wow This book would be perfect for teaching WW1 It shows how dangerous the war was from propaganda glory that convinced underage boys like Sydney to join the front lines to the hard times Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey experienced on the battle field and in the trenches I liked the letters he sent back to his mum and the little snippets of writing directed to her at the bottom of the pages The writing style and choices are beautiful but heartbreakingspecially the final note sent from Sydney s dad These thoughtful words combined with the beauty of the illustrations perfectly highlights Sydney s xperiences specially how young Sydney looks in comparison to some of the other men
The Final Letter And Illustration Combination Hits Hard I Alsofinal letter and illustration combination hits hard I also S optimistic letters home and his journal this is his honest portrayal of the disillusionment and degradation of life and death in the trenches of World War .