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War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)

Michael Foreman

Pavilion Children’s


ISBN: 9781843651789

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 14 March 2014

Category: Fiction

The classic children’s book about the First World war and the legendary Christmas Day cease-fire football match in no-mans-land.

  • A special lavish new edition of a modern classic – winner of the Smarties Grand Prize
  • Contains a special new introduction from Michael Foreman, additional new illustrations and 4 pages of extra background material on the Christmas Day in the trenches and football during the war.
  • A heartfelt and informative story that takes the reader into the trenches.
  • Beautiful and newly remastered illustrations using Michael Foreman’s original watercolour paintings

"A masterpiece" – The Times Literary Supplement

"The work of a major children’s author at his peak" – The Daily Telegraph

"An unforgettable experience" – The Guardian




Michael Foreman’s numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world’s leading illustrators. He has regularly collaborated with Terry Jones, Michael Morpurgo and others while several of his own books are also considered modern classics. Titles include War Boy, War Game, Terry Jones’s Erik the Viking and Animal Tales, Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy and many more.