Kipling's Choice by Geert Spillebeen
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On the verge of World War I, author Rudyard Kipling’s son, John, like his father before him, wanted to fight for his country. But when John’s military application was threatened, Rudyard took matters into his own hands, applying all his influence to allow his son to fight in the Great War. And the teenager who had lived his life in comfort and whose greatest concern had been pleasing his father now faced a much greater challenge—staying alive in his first battle.

About Geert Spillebeen

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Geert Spillebeen lives in Izegem, Belgium, where he is a journalist and radio presenter. This is his first novel published in the United States.
Published June 4, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 162 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“John Kipling was just one small officer in the Great War,” the war to end all wars.

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In this fictionalized account of Lt. John Kipling's untimely death, Spillebeen portrays author Rudyard Kipling as a tragically flawed father, whose fiery patriotism costs him his son's life.

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