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Playing War

Playing War

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PLAYING WAR, by Kathy Beckwith, is a book about understanding what war can be like for families, and that it’s not a game, it’s also a sensitive story about the power of friendship and how children can learn from one another.

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PLAYING WAR, by Kathy Beckwith, is a book about understanding what war can be like for families, and that it’s not a game, it’s also a sensitive story about the power of friendship and how children can learn from one another.

Reviews:

“PLAYING WAR does what no other children’s book before it has done. It provides the forum adults and children need to feel safe talking about the real human impact of war.” -Diane Levin, Ph.D., Professor of Education and author of Teaching Young Children in Violent Times and The War Play Dilemma

“… good conversation starter for parents who want to talk about war and violence with their children.” -New Pages Children and Young Adult Book Reviews, May 20, 2006

“… handled gently … with sensitivity…in these times childhood is not too early… learn about the impact of war…” -Bangor Daily News, December 12, 2005

“…Here’s a timely look at war in a thoughtful format accessible to youngsters.” -Yellow Brick Road Newsletter, September/October 2005

“…excellent book …start a discussion…about the Peace Testimony…illustrations are lovely and support the story beautifully.” -Friends Journal, July 2006

“…thoughtful and sensitive…show children that war is not a game…considerate understanding can build strong friendships.” -Central Maine Newspapers, May 14, 2006

“With new awareness, friendship and kindness will prevail. Beautifully done.” -Maine Sunday Telegram, February 26, 2006

Honors and Awards:

Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2006

Children’s Pick of the List Title, New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, 2005

WHY READ THIS BOOK?

What is a game for one set of children is a reality for another child. Children respond compassionately when a friend shares the realities of war.

Topics:

War, violent games.

Problem:

Many children don’t understand the realities of war.

About the Author/Illustrator:

Kathy Beckwith trains student mediators, volunteers as a mediation coach at schools, and works as a mediator in her community. She lives with her family on a country road in western Oregon.

Lea Lyon juggles her work in the business world with her love of painting. She illustrated Say Something for Tilbury House and enjoys involving local school children in her illustration projects. She lives in Richmond, California.

Additional Information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 x 10.00 x 1.016 in
Pages

32

Illustrator

Lea Lyon

ISBN

978-0-88448-267-3

Format

Hardcover

Author

Kathy Beckwith

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