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II narrated in form of shape poetry and populated by giraffes and lions owls and songbirds eagles and sparrows and possums and badgers Animal Land reveals the picture of war and includes a piece of advice at the end that we all need to hear Especially now and even so for the futureIt is evident that AnimalWar II Narrated In
Land Is Inspired By George Orwell S Animal Farm Butis inspired by George Orwell s Animal Farm But beautiful spin here is the poetic *narration which flows seamlessly until the reader is caught up in *which flows seamlessly until the reader is caught up in wondrous imagination of wise owls and brave hawks and malicious croca dogs This narration is further enriched with detailed illustrations that can catch any child s fancyThat said this book is not ust for children While kids can still enjoy the story for us adults it is a lesson within a story It is remainder that we shouldn t beget war but we shouldn t ignore it either It reminds us that it ll be well worth our while to remember the ravages of the previous war for posterity and learn our lesson now than later Adding to the oy of reading in rhythm is the author s careful maintenance of shape poetry Nowhere does it feel that the author is compromising metier for form or rhyme and in spite of the hard lesson and tragedies within I couldn t help the Animal Land is an allegorical fable of World War II à la George Orwell’s Animal Farm Poised skillfully between Aesop’s fables and The History of.
Leland James á 8 FREE DOWNLOADE off page and largely undescribed with the exception of misleadingly mentioning enslaving the citizens of occupied countries The allegorical version of the Holocaust is boiled down to an irrational hatred and caging of songbirds Zero atrocities are shown or described The Russian front is reduced to a single winter siege The Americans Eagles sweep in and end the war uickly while the British hold out It s all too simplified or misleading to be of educational value This is a war without rationing nor air raids that accidentally implies the Japanese were in the European campaign for the first half of the storyThe strength of this story is in getting its point across about leaders and leadership Winston Churchill a badger Franklin Roosevelt an eagle and Adolph Hitler a mutant crocodile *with a dog s head all are described and wonderfully drawn by *a dog s head all are described and wonderfully drawn by Anne Zimanski The case is made for action over capitulation and being pro active rather than reactive It also snipes at decisions by committee and potentially the role of the UN in general The hawkish propaganda is clear when inactive leaders are depicted as sleeping possums I received my "Copy Of The Book When " of the book when author contacted me directly through The Book Review Directory a blog. Y Anne Zimanski Animal Land is a must read for children from nine to ninety A page turning mixture of wonder and horror with a message for our own tim. .
Mile on my face because I was reading some impeccable poetry after a long timeThis book provides an easy way to educate our children about the Second World War The analogies are simple and the animals very descriptive Of course if you re a poetry aficionado don t even think this book is a must readHappy Reading *CHECK OUT REVIEWS ON THIS FULLY ILLUSTRATED ALLEGORICAL TAKE *out reviews on This fully illustrated allegorical take WWII aims to introduce major components of the war to children in the form of a free verse narrative poem divided into stanzas of shape poetry Thankfully the seriousness of war is not reduced to cloying couplets The shapes of the stanzas are arbitrary and add nothing to the poetry but the alliteration is chewed
TO GOOD EFFECT APPROPRIATE FOR A STORY COMPLETELY PEOPLEDgood effect appropriate for a story completely peopled animalsComparisons have been made to Aesop s Fables possibly and Animal Farm not at all but these miss the mark Unlike Animal Farm and Watership Down using animals to portray forms of governments this story merely replaces people with animals for a heavily stripped down simplified version of WWII Unlike The Complete Maus which showed the horrors of the war albeit with animals this tale does not hit anything from the war except with the broadest of strokes The occupations of mainland Europe ar. World War II
Leland James’ Enchanting AllegoricalJames’ enchanting allegorical relates the story of the war with a cast of cleverly chosen animals Brilliantly illustrated