Manneken Pis by Vladimir Radunsky
A Simple Story of a Boy Who Peed on a War

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Did you know a little boy could stop a big war?


Turn the page and read about the legendary Belgian boy who showed the world just how silly it is to fight.


About Vladimir Radunsky

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Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many wonderful books, including "The Maestro Plays" by Bill Martin Jr and Woody Guthrie's "Howdi Do." He is also the author-illustrator of "10" (ten) and (with Chris Raschka) of "Table Manners."The children whose quotes appear in this book all attend The Ambrit International School in Rome. This is their first book.
Published September 1, 2002 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the confusion, the little boy becomes separated from his parents, and goes up onto the town wall to find them.

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(Notably, there is no talk of retaliation, just self-defense, and three Christian crosses—the only religious symbols to be seen—decorate the town's towers.) "Poor little boy, he was scared.

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Spirituality & Practice

The townsfolk were so grateful that they created a statue to commemorate the heroic peacemaking effort of the little boy and called it "Manneken Pis," meaning "peeing boy."

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