Article Title

An Anty-War Story


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Ants, War, Purpose, Army, Peace, Death, Destruction, Futility, Anti-War

Document Type

Book Review


Douglas is different from the other ants in his colony. He has a name, he is bigger, and he is a different shape. This is because he has a different job to do. He is a soldier and not a part of the beautiful line of food gatherers that he would prefer to join. He is proud to protect the smaller ants. Then, a bomb and bigger soldiers hit the nest. Perhaps it doesn't matter what your job is when annihilation strikes.