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One Minute's Silence

One Minute's Silence

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781743316245
Published 23 July 2014 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Metzenthen, David
Illustrated by Camilleri, Michael

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ISBN-13 9781743316245
ISBN-10 1743316240
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint A & U Children
Publication Date 23 July 2014
International Publication Date 1 November 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Metzenthen, David
Illustrated by Camilleri, Michael
Category Award Winning
History
General Picture Books
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Australian
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 499g
Dewey Code 940.426
Catalogue Code 487657

Description of this Book

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, David Metzenthen asks what is the true meaning of remembering? A powerful and moving picture book for older readers about the 'one minute's silence' we observe on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli means to us in this context. By showing us both sides of the conflict - Aussie and Turk - he encourages readers to think about all those who have fallen, and by using this very iconic battle that is one of the few to have brought two nations closer together he suggests another perspective on Gallipoli. Michael Camilleri's extraordinary illustrations enhance the reader's experience. For ages 8 to 12 - Themes include World War I, Remembrance Day, Gallipoli.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration 2015. -- Runner-up for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015. -- Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2015. -- Shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: National Children's Literature Award 2016. -- Shortlisted for Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Children's Books 2016.
NZ Review . . . a very moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of Remembrance Day, which is brought to life by Michael Camilleri's incredible pencil drawings. -Literacy, Families and Learning blog
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Metzenthen lives in and loves Melbourne. He was an advertising copywriter and a builder's labourer before turning to fiction. He tries to surf, fly-fish, and is a keen environmentalist. The natural world is where he likes to spend his time, and he endeavours to write books that are thoughtful and well-crafted. David is married to Fiona, has two children, two parrots, and a good Irish Terrier dog. Michael Camilleri is a Melbourne artist who creates books, comics and visual theatre. His illustration work features in The Devil You Know by Leonie Norrington and on the album art and accompanying picture book for Martin Martini's Vienna 1913. He lives with his partner Katherine and their son Ruben. You can visit him at www.epicboy.com

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