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Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy (Paperback)

By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

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Le Quesnoy (pronounced Ler kay nwah) is a town in northern France. It is surrounded by high walls and deep trenches. In World War I it was occupied by the German army for four long years. In November 1918 the town was liberated by soldiers from far-away New Zealand. Because these... men used a bit of kiwi ingenuity they were able to take the town back without a single civilian life being lost. This has become one of the most famous stories in New Zealand military history and the relationship between Le Quesnoy and New Zealand continues to this day. This book tells the story of Le Quesnoy's liberation through the eyes of a child living in the town at the time. Stunning watercolour illustrations and simple language make this an ANZAC picture book that young readers will be able to imaginatively engage with.
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ISBN 9780143504566
Published NZ 23 Mar 2012
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
465 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780143504566
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Published 23 Mar 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Anzac Day Books
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 287mm
Spine: 4mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 180g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile