War in Afghanistan and Iraq

Janet Souter, 1940-

Book - 2011

"The story of these two conflicts is told in an accessible way for young readers" -- p. [4] of cover.

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Published
London : Carlton Books 2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
47 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 x 29 cm
ISBN
9781847328953
1847328954
Main Author
Janet Souter, 1940- (-)
Other Authors
Gerry Souter (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Answering questions that children might have about these ongoing wars, this colorful volume looks first at Afghanistan, then at Iraq. Each double-page spread answers one question, such as "Why did the war start?" or "Did everyone agree with the war?" or "What is life like for children in Iraq?" The questions are answered in the text boxes, photos, captions, and maps that fill the pages. While the design is a bit crowded, children intrigued by the subject will find plenty to interest them here. The writers are less concerned with politics than with the daily lives of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Evidently British in origin, the book makes it clear that soldiers from many countries are serving in these conflicts, but American forces are well represented. Written for a younger audience than most books on these wars, it may fill a need for information and pictures about the lives of soldiers and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Discusses the events that led the United States to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, examines military life and the effects of the war, and looks at the children who work to support their families and attend school whenever they can.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Discusses the events that led the United States to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, examines military life and the effects of the war, and looks at the children who works to support their families and attend school whenever they can.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"The story of these two conflicts is told in an accessible way for young readers"--P. [4] of cover.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The war news from Afghanistan and Iraq both fascinates and frightens children. Here, in terms they can grasp, is a clear description of the day-to-day experiences of those who are directly involved, from the big issues to the small, everyday details. Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? What kinds of weapons do our soldiers use? What do they do when they're not fighting? Featured are first-person accounts from soldiers in the field, their families back home in the USA, and ordinary Afghans and Iraqis caught in the crossfire. -Straightforward questions and answers help to provide a concise and clear background to each conflict. Also, a visual time-line shows how events led up to the start of fighting, alongside details, which show the impact of the war on the people of each country.-Looks at the everyday details of war, including the different jobs of the military, the machines they use, their plans for rebuilding cities and services, including schools and hospitals, and the daily lives of local inhabitants.