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Son of A Gun

De Graaf, Anne (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Son of A Gun
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Eight-year-old Liberian Lucky, his ten-year-old sister Nopi, and their schoolmates are kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, but even after they escape along with some other children and are reunited with their parents, their lives will never be the same. Includes chapter about Liberia.
Authors: De Graaf, Anne
Title: Son of a gun
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2012.
Characteristics: 125 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm.
Notes: Includes discussion questions.
Summary: Eight-year-old Liberian Lucky, his ten-year-old sister Nopi, and their schoolmates are kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, but even after they escape along with some other children and are reunited with their parents, their lives will never be the same. Includes chapter about Liberia.
ISBN: 9780802854063
0802854060
9781451756623
Statement of Responsibility: Anne de Graaf
Other Language: Translated from the Dutch.
Subject Headings: Liberia History Civil War, 1989-1996 Juvenile fiction. Liberia History Civil War, 1989-1996 Fiction. Child soldiers Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction.
Topical Term: Child soldiers
Brothers and sisters
LCCN: 2011032932
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Jul 12, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a children's novel about child soldiers in Africa. The main characters here are a brother and sister, Lucky and Nopi, 8 and 10 respectively as the trouble in their lives begins. Their story is told in alternating voices and for part of the story they are together, but for much of it, they are separated. Their story is in Liberia, but it is representative of many in Africa in recent years.
The author provides a brief introduction, and a lot of factual information at the end of the book, including maps, facts about Liberia and its history, copies of posters and newspaper articles, facts about child soldiers and writings and drawings by these children.
This is a good introduction to the subject, but I would still encourage parents to discuss the book with their child before and after reading.

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