Murphy details the events leading up to World War I in a clear way. His descriptions are compelling and it is an excellent read all around. The ample excerpts of letters and photographs from the time help to give an authentic sense of the events. I'd give this to kids looking for a narrative nonfiction book with an interest in history.
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
4th - 6th Grade
Tags: History, Nonfiction