You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches in World War One!

Alex Woolf

You Wouldn't Want To Be In The Trenches In World War One!
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It’s August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out in Europe, find out what your life was like after joining up and being sent to the trenches. From sharing your bed with rats and lice to a diet of bully beef, bread and biscuits, discover why you really wouldn’t want to be a soldier living in a trench during World War One. The expanded edition also includes information about the Commonwealth soldiers from territories like India, Africa, Canada and Australia who fought in the conflict and the story behind the Cenotaph.

The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the narrative history encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like serving as a soldier in World War One. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

About the Author

A published author of over eighty books, mainly for children and young adults, Alex lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

About the Author

A published author of over eighty books, mainly for children and young adults, Alex lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 240 x 212 mm