The Eleventh Hour

By GOLDSTYN, Jacques

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ISBN
9781771473484
Publisher
Owlkids


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2018  |  PICTURE BOOKS

Gr 4 Up—This Canadian import searingly depicts the impact of war through the lens of two best friends, Jules and Jim, who are born on the same day and share an unlikely friendship. Although born two minutes apart, Jim is always quicker to learn and faster than Jules, yet they are as close as brothers when World War I breaks out in Europe and each enlists. Goldstyn's ink and watercolor illustrations beautifully pair with his words, depicting subtleties and political context that might otherwise elude readers. For example, in one vignette it shows how Jules and Jim may no...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Jules was born two minutes after Jim and can't shake his role as tagalong for the duration of the friends' lives, during w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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