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Willie Apiata VC

Willie Apiata VC
 

Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afgha... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143304579
Barcode 9780143304579
Published 3 March 2009 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
Author(s) By Little, Paul
With Lockyer, John
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ISBN-13 9780143304579
ISBN-10 0143304577
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 3 March 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Little, Paul
With Lockyer, John
Category Award Winning
History
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Anzac Day Books
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Leaders and Heroes
Famous New Zealanders
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Non-fiction Finalists
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 958.1047092
Catalogue Code 48395

Description of this Book

Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afghanistan, this is his story in his words. Inspiring, and heart warming, this is the story of an ordinary Kiwi facing extraordinary challenges.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2010 -- Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2010

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Author's Bio

John Lockyer is a teacher. In 1990, after working in many schools and experiencing many positions including senior teacher, deputy principal and principal, he decided to give up his administrative responsibilities to spend more time teaching and writing. 'Teaching is a lot like writing,' he says. 'Even after careful planning, I'm never sure what's going to happen each day. And that's what makes it exciting.' John's first story was published in 1987. Although he has written resource books for teachers, he writes mainly for children. He has written stories and books for many ages and interests including sports, history, natural history, adventure, science fiction, real-life, fantasy and plays. John particularly enjoys writing science fiction. This genre allows him to use his imagination to develop believable but fantastic plots.

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