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War Brothers

The Graphic Novel

by Sharon McKay Author · Daniel Lafrance Illustrator


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When fourteen-year-old Jacob is brutally abducted and forced to become a child soldier, he struggles to hold on to his sanity and the will to escape.

Daniel Lafrance's striking artwork and the poignant, powerful text capture the very essence of life as a child soldier. Readers will never forget the experiences of this young boy struggling to survive, unsure who to trust, afraid of succumbing to madness, and above all, desperate to get to freedom. In the end, Jacob engineers a daring escape.

This graphic novel is based on the acclaimed novel of the same title, winner of a 2009 Arthur Ellis award. The author spent time in Uganda and based this story on real-life accounts of the horrors inflicted on child soldiers and their victims. This is a story of unthinkable violence, but also one of hope, courage, friendship, and family.

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Annick Press
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Sharon McKay (Author)

Sharon E. McKay is the best-selling and award-winning author of such novels as Charlie Wilcox, Thunder over Kandahar, and Enemy Territory. She is the first young-adult writer to be named as a Canadian War Artist by the Canadian Forces Artist Progr...

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