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The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
$17.99(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth but wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the wreckage of a downed German bomber, he finds the ultimate trophy - a working machine gun. Hiding his discovery from the local police, Chas recruits his friends and together they build a fortress for their prize. But war is not a game and soon both friendships and loyalties are tested when the gang's actions have dangerous consequences. Robert Westall wrote The Machine Gunners for his son, Christopher, based on his own experiences during the Second World War. A modern classic of children's fiction, it went on to win the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 1975 and has been in print ever since. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Promotion info

Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children, set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal.

Awards

Winner of Carnegie Medal 1975.

Reviews

"The pace is unrelenting." "Booklist"starred review"

Author description

More than a decade after his death, Robert Westall retains his reputation as one of the most powerful writers for children. He was awarded two Carnegie Medals (for The Machine Gunners and The Scarecrows) and used his own childhood experiences of the Second World War in his books.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781909621527
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan Collector's Library
  • : September 2016
  • : 156mm X 100mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : Hardback
  • : Robert Westall
  • : 216