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Adventures of a Child of War Kindle í a Child Kindle

Adventures of a Child of War ❰Reading❯ ➼ Adventures of a Child of War Author Lin Acacio-Flores – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Filled with facts and insights about an event the world hopes never to see again, this novel brings us back to a time grandparents remember so vividly but whose own grandchildren know so little of Adv Filled with a Child Kindle Õ facts and insights about an event the world hopes never Adventures of MOBI :Ú to see again, this novel brings us back to a time grandparents remember of a Child MOBI ó so vividly but whose own grandchildren know so little of Adventures of a Child of War is the story of a young boy, Eduardo, who lives in well off San Juan during the s World War II arrives and with it the Japanese Imperial Army Eduardo loses his friends and the life he has taken for granted In a world turned upside down by war, his values are tested and, for his own happiness, he must learn the limits of his courage and the depths of his young man s heart.


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  1. Rise Rise says:

    A novel for young readers, Adventures of a Child of War has as its historical backdrop the Second World War in the Philippines from 1941 45 The child of the title is Eduardo Aguilar who was from a middle class family in San Juan, Manila, and who in the course of the novel was exposed to brutal acts and circumstances of war aerial bombings, hunger, ground fighting.In 1942, after succumbing to the Japanese forces which ran over the strategic American military bases in the Philippines, General D A novel for young readers, Adventures of a Child of War has as its historical backdrop the Second World War in the Philippines from 1941 45 The child of the title is Eduardo Aguilar who was from a middle class family in San Juan, Manila, and who in the course of the novel was exposed to brutal acts and circumstances of war aerial bombings, hunger, ground fighting.In 1942, after succumbing to the Japanese forces which ran over the strategic American military bases in the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur of the American Army fled the country, with a promise to come back soon to liberate the Philippines His return took all of three years tatlong taong walang diyos three godless years , as a Filipino film of the period portrayed it During all that time, Eduardo came of age and graduated from playing child s games to war adventures no child should participate in at all.The novelist Lin Acacio Flores steered the narrative away from sentimentality and managed to depict a realistic war torn community trying to surviving the reign of the Japanese Imperial Army Eduardo s childhood adventures took on a new turn when he befriended Captain Abe, a Japanese officer, who took a liking to the boy and taught him to ride the captain s horse The unlikely friendship of the two was one of the many ethical dilemmas of wartime life that troubled Eduardo s young mind Is friendship with the enemy ever appropriate Is that not a manifestation of collaboration with the conquerors The book s tone is often whimsical, derived as it is from young Eduardo s point of view The serious episodes are sometimes tinged with comic relief There was a scene for example when, faced by the threat of dying from hunger, Eduardo and his father had to steal sacks of rice which the Japanese confiscated from people and hoarded in a warehouse One sack of rice had a hole in it and left a trail of rice grains in the road leading to Eduardo s house.Must erase it I thought I looked around wildly for something like a giant blackboard eraser None Then I saw Mama s walis tingting bamboo broom leaning against the fence where she had left it.I grabbed it, raced out into the street, swept the line from side to side up to where it wandered into the middle where people s feet had erased it Mama followed me with another broom, a walis tingting fastened to a long stick She swept away the rice other people had spilled in front of our house.Back into the house we ran, she like a bony witch in her loose dark nightgown, dragging her broom I had this crazy thought that if the Japanese came after her, she d fly away on that broom Gasping, she shut the door after the three of us Papa locked it and leaned against it for a moment.There is pathos in the fact that Eduardo s mother had become a bony witch in his eyes People at that time had to eat less and less as the scarce food had to be rationed in small amounts One other noteworthy aspect of the book is it is one of those fiction embedded with real photographs The photographs are taken from Shin Seiki Bagong Araw New Era , a propaganda magazine published by the Japanese during that time The author explained her use of this device in a preface The decision to use photographs, instead of illustrations, came from a belief thatand , the younger generations have forgotten the last great world war to reach our own shores, changing the history of our country for good or ill forever Indeed as time passes, the collective memory of the war becomes fainter and fainter in the consciousness of a new generation of Filipinos I myself do not remember studying about the Japanese episode in my secondary schooling in the 1990s My impression is that, save for some sporadic period movies, the second world war is seldom a topic of popular culture, let alone children s literature.The 1945 Battle of Manila not directly presented in the novel , for example, is a significant event whose magnitude is now lost in the minds of the people Texts and photographs like the ones pictured here may serve to add to the narratives of war and to national memory The novel ended with a climactic episode perpetuating a famous myth associated with the end of the war the lost Yamashita treasure, popularized in the 2001 movie Yamashita The Tiger s Treasure True or not, the myth has come to exemplify the nature of war as built on the fortunes and tears of people The discovery of the treasure, together with the possibility of owning riches beyond one s imagination, becomes another essential aspect of the story concerned about ethical choices in times of war, in a young readers novel at that


  2. Mariel Maga Mariel Maga says:

    Easy read Finished it in just an hour or two It s pretty nice to read a book about WW2 in the POV of a child Eduardo is such a nice kid I m just 18 yrs old but he makes me wish to have a son just like him


  3. Tito Quiling, Jr. Tito Quiling, Jr. says:

    In this historical fiction book by Lin Acacio Flores, war is seen through the eyes of an child whose innocence was snatched as it abruptly ended his merry days Although Eduardo, the main protagonist, does not live in the epicenter of the battlefield that was Manila, his home in idyllic Addition Hills, San Juan did not escape the cruelty of the Japanese At first, his European friend suddenly left for their homelands at the news of an impending war As days passed, other foreign families in thei In this historical fiction book by Lin Acacio Flores, war is seen through the eyes of an child whose innocence was snatched as it abruptly ended his merry days Although Eduardo, the main protagonist, does not live in the epicenter of the battlefield that was Manila, his home in idyllic Addition Hills, San Juan did not escape the cruelty of the Japanese At first, his European friend suddenly left for their homelands at the news of an impending war As days passed, other foreign families in their neighborhoods were gone, and their Filipino neighbors stayed School and work did not call for attendance, but the Japanese did Their stern hold on their place went from sloppy to strict in a few months forcibly occupying some of the larger homes and using it as their barracks, taking their food and animals, and imposing ridiculous rules and curfews It wasn t long before Eduardo befriended a Japanese officer, which aided him in erasing his few mischievous acts and his family s safety The war raged on for two years, and Eduardo s family was spared from all the bombing in Manila and its nearby districts Despite having inadequate supply of food, they still managed to scrape a few spoonfuls of rice each day When the Japanese left their barracks and air raids all of a sudden, the people of San Juan perused what they had left behind Only to discover one of the greatest mysteries the war has left, hidden treasures deep inside their dugouts It seems that the war keeps on reminding itself to this generation that it should never be forgotten or overlooked War is one of man s greatest failures The capacity to destroy millions of lives, and leave a country in rubbles, is a dangerous memory


  4. Dawn Tagala Dawn Tagala says:

    simply written and rather very easy to understand however it is too fictional for my taste especially the part just before the book ends.


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