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Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Lawrence Online



Lord of the Nutcracker Men

Lord of the Nutcracker Men

  • Title: Lord of the Nutcracker Men
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  • ISBN : 9780440418122
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 240 pages


Johnny s dad, a toymaker, sends his son letters and carved soldiers from the front in WWI When Johnny s toy battles seem to foretell his dad s real battles, Johnny fears he controls his father s fate A poignant narrative of war and its effects on the people who live through it Ages 10 14.Ten year old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his t Johnny s dad, a toymaker, sends his son letters and carved soldiers from the front in WWI When Johnny s toy battles seem to foretell his dad s real battles, Johnny fears he controls his father s fate A poignant narrative of war and its effects on the people who live through it Ages 10 14.Ten year old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his toymaker father whittles for him He demolishes imaginary foes But in 1914 Germany looms as the real enemy of Europe, and all too soon Johnny s father is swept up in the war to end all wars He proudly enlists with his British countrymen to fight at the front in France The war, though, is nothing like what any soldier or person at home expected.The letters that arrive from Johnny s dad reveal the ugly realities of combat and the soldiers he carves and encloses begin to bear its scars Still, Johnny adds these soldiers to his armies of Huns, Tommies, and Frenchmen, engaging them in furious fights But when these games seem to foretell his dad s real battles, Johnny thinks he possesses godlike powers over his wooden men He fears he controls his father s fate, the lives of all the soldiers in no man s land, and the outcome of the war itself


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Lord of the Nutcracker Men Reviews (31)

  • This review is part of my Poppies Prose feature You can find out about it here Below me were my wooden soldiers The nutcracker men were hidden in the dark shadows of the tree and the wall, but the moonlight gleamed on my Frenchmen and my Tommies The guns in France pounded away with their faint [..]

  • Currently reading.What an interesting way to look at the World War I.From the homefront of a young man whose father goes to war.and the people he interacts with.The author compares WWI w Homer s Illiad What a comparsion.He also discusses a British poet w might had deserted and gave reference to his [..]

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  • It was a pretty dandy book if I do say so myself It had great story and a creative way of purveying information of the war It s characters are very unique indeed and the way they interact with each other makes them seem real A nitpick I do have though is that the ending was a bit rushed and all of [..]

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