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The Resource The button war : a tale of the Great War, Avi

The button war : a tale of the Great War, Avi

Label
The button war : a tale of the Great War
Title
The button war
Title remainder
a tale of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Avi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Patryk and Jurek are as much friends as rivals in the small Russian-occupied Polish village where they live. When, in August 1914, Patryk finds an old button on the forest floor, Jurek becomes wildly jealous. Not long after, World War I comes to Poland, bringing one invading army after another to the village. Jurek devises an exciting dare among the seven boys in their pack: whoever steals the best military button will be Button King. The boys agree. The competition escalates from stealing uniform buttons on a wash line to looting the bodies of dead soldiers to setting up an ambush. Leading the charge is Jurek, who will do anything to be Button King. It's only Patryk who tries to stop Jurek's increasingly dangerous game before it leads to deadly consequences
Summary
Running with friends who entertain themselves by coming up with risky dares, Patryk watches as their village is occupied by hostile nations throughout the Great War, before his friends begin looting the dead soldiers as part of their competition
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10676838
Cataloging source
TOH
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1937-
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Avi
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For middle to upper primary school age
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540
Literary form
novels
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  • 5
  • 8
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True
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Boys
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Buttons
Target audience
adolescent
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a tale of the Great War
Label
The button war : a tale of the Great War, Avi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063619725
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780763690533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1017924995
Label
The button war : a tale of the Great War, Avi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063619725
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780763690533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1017924995

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