The Traitor and the Thief
Walker Books, $20.00,
Helper and Helper
Joy Cowley (Gavin Bishop illus)
Gecko Press, $23.00,
In this, the last year of the WWI centenary, it should not seem unusual to be reviewing three books that all have war or conflict as their central themes. The questions of what defines an enemy and how they are to be dealt with are addressed and (thankfully) not always answered, at least not in a didactic sort of way. Interesting in the present selection is the variety of approaches, not only to the topic of war and strife, but also to questions of friendship and belonging in the face of conflict.
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