What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?: True Stories of Imagination and Courage

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8.7 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Heather Camlot is an editor and translator who has written for The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and Canadian Living, among others. Her middle grade novel, Clutch was on Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 list in the Middle-Grade Historical Fiction category. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Renowned French illustrator SERGE BLOCH has illustrated over three hundred books, and his illustrations regularly appear in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and TIME. His many awards include a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, France's Baobab Award and the Bologna Ragazzi Award. Serge shares his time between Paris and New York.


Camlot invites readers to visualize soldiers switching pistols for pillows, painted lines for battle lines, and like peaceful exchanges--and for each scenario, describes an actual, thematically related anti-war initiative.-- "Booklist"
Each entry illuminates a story of peace and compromise, and shows what can be done when the world is pictured in a hopeful and inspired way.-- "Sal's Fiction Addiction"
This salute to people who exemplify peace and reconciliation begins each story with a question.-- "Publishers Weekly"
The stories feature brave people from many different places across the globe, and both the book's introduction and conclusion encourage readers to ask questions and use their imagination to make the world a better place.-- "School Library Journal"
This is a very positive and hopeful book that is likely to inspire readers to think about how they can change the world.-- "Youth Services Book Review"
Such an admirable concept underlies this book, and the important stories remind the reader that there is always more than one answer to something.-- "School Library Connection"
An accessible, bite-sized look at powerful change.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Powerful and inspiring, it's the perfect middle grade book for a reader that loves both history and social justice.-- "The Tiny Activist"
The biographical stories of courage and leadership in the face of war, displacement of civilians, persecution and injustice are diverse and engaging.-- "Canadian Review of Materials"