Constable Winners of multiple awards Six books have won both the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal inauguratedwhich annually recognizes an outstanding book for children or young adults. Dates are years of U. The Guardian children's book editor Eccleshare wrote, "Published on both an adult and a children's list, it is one of the few titles for which the ubiquitous claim of "crossover" is not a gimmick.
I guess I had never really thought about what the allies did with POWs. Discovering this fact was the reason I picked up this book. I wanted to like this book more than I did. Part of the reason it didn't engage me as much as it could have was the style of writing - which I think will work much better for the intended audience younger teens than it did for me.
The journal style is good to read, but it did frustrate me that it really was more what was going on in his head, not what he was writing why would you write about what you did write in your journal, not just write it? I also found the main story the relationships between the town and the people in and around the camp took too much of a backseat at times.
The climax, for me, while dramatic, somehow came across as quite anti-climactic. On the other-hand, the side stories particularly Ewen's friendships and emotional growth were quite lovely to read, but not quite enough for me to really enjoy the book. Extra men in khaki uniforms stood at the main gates.
Behind the wire, figures in blue sat on the ground. None of the usual moving around, washing up, wrestling, anything like that. Just rows of prisoners, sitting silently. Ewen, whose dad is a guard there, can't stop wondering about the enemy just down the road.
Some say the captives are evil and cruel and should be treated harshly - or shot. But when Ewen and his friends ride out to the camp to peep through the barbed wire, the POWs just seem like. Then a new group from a captured warship arrives and the mood in the camp darkens.
Guards and inmates begin to clash. As tension builds the boys are told to stay away. But on 25 FebruaryEwen and his friends are there at the moment the storm breaks - and terrible, unforgettable events unfold before their eyes. A compelling novel by a master storyteller.Margaret Mahy Maurice Sendak Books by Indigenous Authors (and find some recommended books): Prisoner of my favourite Indigenous-authored children’s books in the last few years and am delighted to now introduce them to Reading for Australia's .
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