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Dear Jelly : family letters from the First World War

By: Ridley, Sarah

1445128179 / 9781445128177
Stock expected by 30/09/2019
20 cm 96 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 228095, Points 2.00, Book Level 6.40,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

The moving story of two brothers who fought in the First World War through the real letters, complete with hand-drawn cartoons, they sent to their sisters.

Like so many families across the world, the Semple family were split apart by the First World War.

While William and Robert were fighting the Germans in France, their younger sisters, Mabel and Jelly (Eileen), had to carry on with school back in England.

To keep in touch, they wrote letters. The sisters treasured these letters, which gave snapshots of their brothers' lives as soldiers.

Many of the letters included cartoon illustrations to amuse the sisters. The book presents these letters with their illustrations.

After each letter the author has written a short commentary, drawing out the facts about the war that can be taken from it.

Altogether the book is a powerful and moving record of one family's experience of the First World War and a moving read for readers aged nine and up. A powerful, moving record of one family's first-hand experience of the First World War. - Education Today


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , 4KHN For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, 5AL Interest age: from c 10 years, YNM People & places (Children's / Teenage)

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