By Leslie Lindsay
Every one of John Hendrix’s illustrated history books for kids are a delight, hands down. Some may claim they are not “just for kids” but adults alike. Although SHOOTING AT THE STARS is a fictionalize account of the Christmas Truce of 1914, the horrific and dreadful events are very real. Yet, Hendrix can weave a dire situation into a beautiful tapestry of words and art, one which will truly resonate with your family for years to come. Piecing the story together with journal articles, interviews with actual soliders, Hendrix manages to artfully brush the voices of the past with that contemporary love for the holidays.
Best for older children–mine are 7 and 9–and also for those who have an innate fascination with history, this book is sure to please everyone in you family, from the young to the old, generate talking points for discussion, and perhaps even suspend your own beliefs about what is the true meaning of Christmas.
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