Michel Chikwanine was only five when he was abducted from outside his school by rebel soldiers in The Democratic Republic of Congo. In this thought-provoking graphic novel, Child Soldier depicts the story of his happy life before the abduction, his harrowing time with the rebel militia and his ultimate escape from their clutches to a new life in Canada. This book is aimed at readers aged 9+, however it does contain some images that some readers may find difficult or distressing. The cartoon / graphic novel style of the book does contain images of violence, including guns, knives, dead bodies and other explicit scenes.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 237 x 197 x 10 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition
Very well told ... the personal perspective has a big impact * Parents In Touch *
By discussing this story ... we can help our children understand and take their stand against war in the future. * Parents in Touch *