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My Brother's War
 

My Brother's War (Paperback)

By Hill, David

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"It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both b... read full description below.

ISBN 9780143307174
Barcode 9780143307174
Published 22 August 2012 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143307174
ISBN-10 0143307177
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 22 August 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Anzac Day Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2013 Finalists
LIANZA 2013 Winners
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 272390

Description of this Book

'My Dear Mother, Well, I've gone and done it. I've joined the Army! Don't be angry at me, Mother dear. I know you were glad when I wasn't chosen in the ballot. But some of my friends were, and since they will be fighting for King and Country, I want to do the same.' It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. Edmund eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, William, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While Edmund trains to be a soldier, William is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there. A compelling novel about the First World War for 9-12 year olds.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2013 -- Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Librarian's Choice Award 2013 -- Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction Award 2013

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Author's Bio

David Hill spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Napier. He studied at Victoria University and became a high school teacher, teaching both in New Zealand and the UK. He became a full-time writer in 1982 and is one of this country's most highly regarded authors for children and young people. David's books have been published internationally and his short stories and plays for young people have been broadcast here and overseas. David has won awards for his writing in this country and overseas. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004.

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