[Leggiing] ➻ The Machine Gunners Con Robert Westall – Vehikool.co.uk
This book was an all time childhood favorite Military buffs like my younger self will find the setting particularly interesting, but this book will be enjoyed by a much broader audience It is a classic coming of age story that connects with an age old boyhood fantasy the desire to go out, build a fort, and fight bad guys all without one s parents It s kind of like a G rated and much plausible Red Dawn The book s message, over, is a wholesome one, celebrating adventurousness and independence and, at the same time, the safety and support that parents and other well meaning authorities can provide In sum, a true classic. Robert Westall S Gripping Carnegie Medal Winning Novel Celebrates Its Th Anniversary Some Bright Kid S Got A Gun And Rounds Of Live Ammo And That Gun S No Pea Shooter It Ll Go Through A Brick Wall At A Quarter Of A MileChas McGill Has The Second Best Collection Of War Souvenirs In Garmouth, And He Desperately Wants It To Be The Best When He Stumbles Across The Remains Of A German Bomber Crashed In The Woods Its Shiny, Black Machine Gun Still Intact He Grabs His Chance Soon He S Masterminding His Own War Effort With Dangerous And Unexpected Results Robert Westall S First Novel For Children Is Presented Here With A Bonus Short Story, The Haunting Of Chas McGill, And An Extended Biography Of The Author Bought this novel for a boy who likes history, particularly anything about WWII Well written for this age group. I read this as a kid and read it to my son Great story of kids in wartime and their unlikely affection for a downed German pilot who becomes their friend. I read this book because my 9 year old grandson read it and loved it I wanted to be able to talk with him about it This is not my ideal subject matter but it was a good read.