THE CONQUERORS by David McKee

THE CONQUERORS

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a naïve but thought-provoking episode, the residents of a small country give an invading general and his armies such a warm welcome that the soldiers are all soon blending in, enjoying the local food, singing the local songs, even helping with chores. Furious, the general sends that army home, and marches in another one—and not only are the results the same, but when he at last returns home, his own previously conformist people are playing new games, singing new songs, and eating different food. So who conquered whom? Illustrated with big, simple, colorful scenes featuring plenty of smiling faces, and troops in rather Gallic uniforms, this brief tale makes a worthy new entry in the “waging peace” genre. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-59354-078-7
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2004




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