How the Children Stopped the Wars

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This is the inspirational tale of Uillame, a young shepherd, who sets off to end a war. Beautifully written in a timeless voice, How the Children Stopped the Wars will provoke questions about violence and provide a powerful message of peace in today's volatile world.
  • A young boy sets out to stop the wars that have devastated his homeland and separated families for generations.
  • Includes new preface discussing ...
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Overview

This is the inspirational tale of Uillame, a young shepherd, who sets off to end a war. Beautifully written in a timeless voice, How the Children Stopped the Wars will provoke questions about violence and provide a powerful message of peace in today's volatile world.
  • A young boy sets out to stop the wars that have devastated his homeland and separated families for generations.
  • Includes new preface discussing the book's relevance today, plus questions for discussion.

Inspired by a mysterious stranger, Uillame starts a children's crusade to stop the wars that have called away their fathers, uncles, and brothers.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sonya Goldman
A shepherd, Uillame, is challenged by a wise and weary wanderer to put a stop to the wars that have raged for so long that no one remembers the cause. Uillame marches to the battlefield gathering recruits from children whose fathers have gone to war. Although Uillame has no plan, "the important part, he knew, was fixing your mind upon a thing and holding fast to it, no matter what." The children brave robbers, freezing cold, deprivation, and slavers before finding the wars and shaming their fathers into coming home. The story's theme of peace and the message that one person can make a difference is inspirational. Wahl opens children's eyes to the horrors of war without giving nightmares.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582462004
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 6.97 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Wahl has published over 100 books including Pleasant Fieldmouse, Cobweb Castle, and A Dinosaur Named Sue, and worked with such illustrators as Mercer Mayer, Garth Williams, and Maurice Sendak. His books have been awarded the ALA Notable Book citation and the Parents' Choice literary award, among many others. Jan lives in Toledo, Ohio.
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