Douglas is happy growing up in Antworld. He wants to join the line of ants finding food, but the Chief Ant says he must be a soldier.
The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross.
'Uncompromisingly powerful' GUARDIAN
'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow' KIRKUS
‘the perfect way to address the idea of war with children’ ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS
Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
“...one that might spark fruitful discussion among readers well into their teens.”
Imogen Russell Williams, Times Literary Supplement