’It follows Lily through childhood and her dream of becoming a nurse’
Title: Peace Lily
Author: Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey
Publisher: Strauss House Productions
Reviewer: Debbie Quinn, BSc (Hons), PGDip, RGN, Queens Nurse Northamptonshire
What was it like?
The forth in the series of children’s books set during World War 1
What were the highlights?
Beautifully illustrated book which highlights the tale of a young girl following her friends to join the war effort. It allows today’s young readers an insight into life 100 years ago.
Strengths & weaknesses:
It follows Lily through childhood and her dream of becoming a nurse. Her two childhood friends are enlisted to the battlefields of France and her decision to join them as a nurse on the frontline. She nurses one of her friends back to health, despite dreadful injuries and the story ends with the three friends returning home and a wedding.
Who should read it?
Children aged 7-11