Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Advent ~ Day 4


Christmas Truce ~ WWI

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy (quite a bit of text punctuated by vintage photographs)

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon (a shorter picture book accessible for younger children, including an audio CD)

The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia Of World History (Contains a two-page spread about WWI with an illustration and description of troops in the trenches during the winter—Luke immediately remembered these pages when we read this day’s entry in our Advent reader.)


The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (An Appalachian girl waits for her father to return home from fighting during WWI. This is one of my most favorite Christmas picture books!)

Christmas Truce 1914 from the film Oh! What a Lovely War:

BBC Documentary on The Christmas Truce of 1914:


jeana said...

Wow!! All of these are wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to share.:) Can't wait to share with the boys!

Julie said...

LOVE both of these books - just pulled ours out and the kids went wild (well, they're wild anyway but they were delighted to see all of our Christmas books).