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The Machine Gunners By Robert Westall

The Machine Gunners
by Robert Westall

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Robert Westall's very special and gripping first novel for children, winner of the Carnegie Medal.
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The Machine Gunners Summary

The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall

'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no peashooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.'

Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results....

'.... not just the best book so far written for children about the Second World War, but also a metaphor for now.' Aidan Chambers, Times Literary Supplement

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The Machine Gunners Reviews

"Seat-of-the-pants suspense. Westall's writing is smashing throughout."--" Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)"The pace is unrelenting."--" Booklist" (starred review)

About Robert Westall

More than a decade after his death, Robert Westall retains his reputation as one of the most powerful writers for children. He was awarded two Carnegie Medals (for The Machine-Gunners and The Scarecrows) and used his own childhood experiences of the Second World War in his books.

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The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
Robert Westall
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1975 (UK)
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