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An Anty-War Story

By Tony Ross
Illustrated by Tony Ross

Douglas is happy growing up in Antworld. He wants to join the line of ants finding food, but the Chief Ant says he must be a soldier.

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross. 'Uncompromisingly powerful' GUARDIAN 'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow' KIRKUS ‘the perfect way to address the idea of war with children’ ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS

  • An eye-opening allegory about the optimism and vulnerability of ordinary people and animals during the First World War.
  • Provides an important anti-war message, in a way that is both understandable and enjoyable for children
  • Written and illustrated by Tony Ross, who has illustrated over 800 books, including the famous Little Princess books, now a popular TV series.

About the author

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrowed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.

ISBN: 9781783447664
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 200 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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