Thursday, August 13, 2009

An Innocent Soldier

An Innocent Soldier

by Josef Holub (2007)

A farmboy fights in Napoleon's army and befriends a young officer; not very cheerful-- full of hunger, poverty, and the horrors of war (realistically but not graphically), but with humor, personal caring, and positive messages.

Writing style is for a stronger reader; translated, complex sentences and ideas.

connections: Red Badge of Courage, My Brother Sam is Dead

1 comment:

Cindy B said...

I really liked The King's Swift Rider, which was set during the period of Robert the Bruce's efforts in Scotland. It sounds like this book would be a good match.