The Machine Gunners Resources & Further Study

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Chambers, Aidan. "Letter from England: Children at War." Horn Book (August 1976): 438-442. This article critiques The Machine Gunners, comparing it to other books about the war written for young adults and praising its insights and themes.

Flowers, Ann A. "Review." Horn Book (February 1977): 61. This review serves to reassure American audiences that the British slang that appears throughout The Machine Gunners will not detract from the enjoyment of the novel.

Forman, Jack. "Review." School Library Journal (December 1976): 63. This reviewer feels that the odds against the adults in The Machine Gunners are overwhelming.

Hearne, Betsy. "Review." Booklist (November 1, 1976): 412-413. This reviewer finds Westall's book to be a convincing observation on human nature.

Kay, Ernest, ed. International Authors and Writers Who's Who. Cambridge: Melrose Press, 1986. Includes a short article that relays basic biographical information about Westall.

"Review." Center for Children's Books Bulletin (November 1976): 51. A review praising Westall's writing style and...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Machine Gunners from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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