Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War I
A fictional story (based on fact) of a Kiwi lad as he heads away, full of excitement, to war with his mates from rural New Zealand. There he encounters the horror that was the Western front.
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A fictional story (based on fact) of a Kiwi lad as he heads away, full of excitement, to war with his mates from rural New Zealand. There he encounters the horror that was the Western front. It is primarily based on the diary of Matt's Grandfather, and postcards he had sent home to the family. It also draws on published histories of the Kiwi military in WW1. The book aims to capture what the new experiences of war were like for the young soldiers.
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Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2012.
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By bestselling author Matt Elliott and one of NZ's most in-demand illustrators, Chris Slane.