This book has been around for a couple of years now but it is still my ‘go to’ book when teaching WWII. This is what all diaries should look like. Flossie Albright, aged 9, in 1939 reveals her inner thoughts - about the death of her mother, looking after her baby brother and the effect of her father ‘abandoning’ her to go off to war.
The ‘collaged’ handwritten style makes the story accessible for children aged 7+. It offers both insight on a child’s home front experience as well as spotlighting events from the theatre of war through Father’s letters. The book is funny, touching and poignant in one neat little package.
Marcia Williams, author and illustrator, has captured the inner-child perfectly. Also available is ‘Archie’s War’ which tells the story of Flossie’s Great Uncle Archie through his WWI diary.