Image for Truce


by Jim Murphy


On July 29, 1914, the world's peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austro-Hungarian Empire began shelling the troops of the country to its south. What followed was like a row of falling dominoes as one European country after another rushed to war. Soon most of Europe was fighting in this calamitous war that could have been avoided.

This was, of course, World War I. But who could have guessed that on December 25 the troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their "enemies"?

In what can only be described as a miracle, this beautiful and heartrending narrative will remind everyone how brotherhood and love for one another reach far beyond the boundaries of war and politics.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2009
ISBN-13 9780545130493
ISBN-10 0545130492
Class Copyright
Publisher Scholastic Incorporated
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 128
Shelf No. JX596
Grade Range 4 - 7
Ages 9 - 12
Lexile NC1160L
Curriculums Benchmark Advance Trademarks