Though War is Old
It has not
Poet and activist Alice Walker personifies the power and wanton devastation of war in this evocative poem.
Stefano Vitale’s compelling paintings illustrate this unflinching look at war’s destructive nature and unforeseen consequences.
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“Now, suppose,” Walker concludes, “You/ Become War/ It happens/ To some of/ The nicest/ People/ On earth:/ & one day/ You have/ To drink/ The/ Water/ In this place.” Leaving kids feeling more aware than ever of their helplessness in the face of real and terrifying issues beyond their control, thi...Oct 08 2007 | Read Full Review of Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Stefano Vitale's illustrations have been called "unflinching," and it's true, as the illustrations reflect the author's intense poetry about war's dangers: bright colors and happy, peaceful scenes fill the first few pages -- but that happiness slowly dissolves as the hidden destruction caused by...Sep 18 2007 | Read Full Review of Why War Is Never a Good Idea
The most necessary kids' book of the year, Why War Is Never a Good Idea (HarperCollins), reveals through Alice Walker's hard-hitting words ("War has bad manners / War eats everything / In its path") and Stefano Vitale's sunny-with-a-chance-of-destruction imagery what is so enchanting about a worl...| Read Full Review of Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "Though War has a mind of its own / War never knows / Who / It is going / To hit," writes Alice Walker, who won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for The Color ...| Read Full Review of Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Here, the scariest picture shows a menacing tidal wave of gunk with eyes and the warning that the water of war could make you sick and You could die While Choking & Holding Your Nose.Dec 03 2007 | Read Full Review of Why War Is Never a Good Idea
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