The Trenches

The Trenches

Billy Stevens, the Western Front, 1914-1918

Book - 2006
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Billy Stevens goes to war in the trenches as an innocent boy and comes back as a man. Carlisle, 1919.

It all began just five years ago, but in those five years everything has changed. In that time I've lost good friends, and made new ones. I've changed from Billy Stevens, the innocent boy from Carlisle, to Billy Stevens, a man whose mind is still filled with memories of terrible sights that I hope no one else has to see or live through. This is my story, told while those memories are still vivid in my mind. But I don't think they'll ever go away...

Sixteen-year-old Billy Stevens joins the military to "kick the Kaiser back to Germany." He lies about his age to join up, and is initially disappointed when he is assigned to the Royal Engineers because of his telegraph training. But soon enough he is sent to the Front and the terrible sights and sounds of the trenches. Told in the first person, this exciting book lets young readers feel what it was like to live in England during the Great War.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2006.
ISBN: 9780439938822
Characteristics: 139 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm.


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Oct 23, 2013

The Trenches - Billy Stevens, the Western Front 1914 - 1918 – My Story Series. A delightful teen rated historical fiction about the life of Billy Stevens that will also appeal to older juvenile readers too. Billy is but a boy of sixteen (he lied about his age) when he goes to war in the British Army to fight Germans in France. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Mar 06, 2010

This is a great book for kids who are really interested in WW1 and WW2.

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Apr 03, 2009

awake88 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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