Winning Year: 1975 Author: Robert Westall Title: The Machine Gunners
Macmillan Current Publisher:
9780330397858 In Print
Living in Britain during World War Two, Chas McGill is determined to outdo his rival Boddser Brown in obtaining the ultimate war souvenir. When he finds a crashed German bomber in the woods complete with machine gun, he knows he can not only beat Boddser hands down, but can also play a role in the war.
Robert Westall was born in 1929 on Tyneside, where he grew up during the war. He went to the local Grammar School and then studied Fine Art at Durham University, and Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He worked as an art teacher in Cheshire and for the Samaritans. His books have been translated into ten languages and dramatised for television. Between 1986 until his death in 1993, he devoted himself to his writing.
I enjoyed reading this book because its is for boys for my age group (and obviously im a boy) i think its amazing how 3 boys,a girl and qa man can dig out a fully operatin fortress.i give this book 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999%