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Download Epub Format ✓ Animal Land, An Allegorical Fable PDF by ☆ Leland James A tale of World War II narrated in the 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 future.
It is evident that Animal Land is inspired by George Orwell s Animal Farm But, the beautiful spin here is the poetic narration which flows seamlessly until the reader is caught up in a 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 fancy.
That said, this book is not just 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 joy 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 smile on my face because I was reading some impeccable poetry after a long time.
This 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 read.
Happy Reading Check out reviews on Animal Land Is An Allegorical Fable Of World War II, La George Orwell S Animal Farm Poised Skillfully Between Aesop S Fables And The History Of World War II, Leland James Enchanting Allegorical Tale Relates The Story Of The War With A Cast Of Cleverly Chosen Animals Brilliantly Illustrated By 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 Times This fully illustrated allegorical take on 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 peopled with animals.
Comparisons 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 are 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 quickly, 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 story.
The 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 illustrator 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 the author contacted me directly through The Book Review Directory, a blog.
A tale of World War II narrated in the 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 future.
It is evident that Animal Land is inspired by George Orwell s Animal Farm But, the beautiful spin here is the poetic narration which flows seamlessly until the reader is caught up in a 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 fancy.
That said, this book is not just 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 joy 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 smile on my face because I was reading some impeccable poetry after a long time.
This 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 read.
Happy Reading Check out reviews on