Hardback Our Jacko / Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by David Gentleman.
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781406366136 (hbk.) :
Originally published: as part of The Great War. 2014.
Uniform title: Great War.
Extent: 60 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 1
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No one seems to know where the scruffy tin hat came from - just that it is very old, from some war or other long ago. To young Michael and his family it has its uses today: as a child's toy, a feeding bowl for the hens, a hanging basket. Then Michael discovers that it belonged to his great-great-grandfather, 'Our Jacko', who lost his life at Ypres in 1915. As the boy digs deeper, he finds the young soldier's diary and learns more about his forgotten ancestor - husband, father, poet, actor - who died so tragically young. And it becomes clear exactly how Our Jacko should be commemorated.