Synopsis: November 1920. The body of an unknown soldier is to be buried at Westminster Abbey. The war has claimed the lives of thousands of men whose bodies will never make it home, and the Unknown Warrior will represent them all. As hundreds of people crowd to Westminster Abbey, Daisy knows she has to make it to the ceremony. Because although they call the warrior ‘unknown’, she is sure that he is her father …

Release Date: 1st October 2020

Genres: Historical, War, Family, Grief, Middle Grade

Pages: 72

Review: As November 11th rolls round another year after the war, families still grieving for the losses of loved one that they never said goodbye too, the government announce a special event of an Unknown Warrior to be buried there and a procession for those to come see him.

Young Daisy gets told at school about it and believes in her heart it’s her dad, so she has to do everything she can to get to the event and see her dad one last time. Though she learns an important lesson and finally understand something she never knew before.

This book wasn’t bad it was a good way of teaching about the war and the soldiers fates because of the war. We are told through the eyes of a grieving girl who takes you with her on her journey to saying goodbye. I liked the added historical facts at the end also.

About Author: Tony Bradman is a hugely prolific author with a particular passion for bringing history to life for young people. He is a regular at all the major literary festivals, reviews for the Guardian and is the Chair of the Siobhan Dowd Trust. Tony is perhaps best-known for his Dilly the Dinosaur series, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. He lives in Kent.


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