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by William Pene Du Bois

Lady Adelaide, a boxing kangaroo, helps to defeat the German army, thus becoming a heroine of the "Great War."
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ISBN: 0060247002
ISBN13: 978-0060247003
Category: No category
Author: William Pene Du Bois
Language: English
Publisher: Harper and Row; 1st. edition (November 1, 1978)
Pages: 56 pages
ePUB size: 1395 kb
FB2 size: 1544 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 500
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William Pene du Bois must be one of the most unfortunately forgotten children and young adult writers of the last 100 years. His work is dry and hilarious. This may not be one of his best works, but it has all the marks of his subtle wit and not-so-subtle whimsy.
My parents have a great video of me reading this Wes Anderson-esque book as a kid. Any book about WWI that can be fascinating for a three year old as well as an adult is an achievement.
This is a strange fiction about a man, a kangaroo, and a dog known as "The Stoppers of the Great War." It trivializes the war, stereotypes Germans, and shows lots of people shot out of aircraft or caught in explosions. The improbable story is neither amusing nor a parable in which to find something horrible to say about war (despite the author's prologue: "Wars, at best, are stupid struggles"). A few of the pictures are nice; others seem flat and/or childish. A disappintment ftom a Newberry Medal winner (for "The Twenty-One Balloons"), this is not worth looking for.