What Are We Fighting For?


‘What Are We Fighting For?’ is an absorbing, sensitive poetry collection, exploring the concept of war in ways accessible ways to younger readers. Moving and very informative in equal measure, there are poems about brave animals; the Christmas truce of WWI, poems about rationing and the experience of being an evacuee child and the reality of war today. This is a brilliant way to get young readers thinking about both the historical and philosophical aspects of war.  Bookwagon recommends this superb title, highly.



What Are We Fighting For? – New Poems About War

Brian Moses and Roger Stevens

(Pan MacMillan)

This is a timely collection of poems for younger readers about the experience of war and the issues that raises.  There are poems about being a child evacuee, rationing, the Christmas truce football match and life in the trenches.  Interspersed with snippets of information and historical detail, ‘What Are We Fighting For?‘ is fascinating and moving in equal measure.


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