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Bobby, the Littlest War Hero

Bobby, the Littlest War Hero
 

"This is the story of Bobby the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-mans-land. Jacks job is to dig, while Bobbys job ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143771876
Barcode 9780143771876
Published 26 February 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
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ISBN-13 9780143771876
ISBN-10 0143771876
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 26 February 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Russell Clark Award for Illustration Finalists 2018
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 241mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 6-12 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 880878

Description of this Book

This is the story of Bobby - the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to dig, while Bobby's job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there's dangerous gas. Bobby's warnings save the tunnellers' lives again and again.But Jack worries that it's a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper are the award-winning creators of bestselling picture books about the First World War- Le Quesnoy, Jim's Letters, Roly, the Anzac Donkey and Gladys Goes to War.

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Author's Bio

Glyn Harper (Author) Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is Massey's Project Manager of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Glyn was the army's official historian for the deployment to East Timor and is the author of numerous history books. He has written a number of children's books, of which Le Quesnoy, Jim's Letters, Roly, the Anzac Donkey and Gladys Goes to War are the most recently published. Jenny Cooper (Illustrator) Jenny Cooper is an award-winning and prolific illustrator of more than 70 children's books and says she finds each title 'completely different and a new adventure'. In October 2015 Jenny was honoured as one of New Zealand's foremost illustrators with the presentation of The Arts Foundation Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award. The award's patron Ann Mallinson declared her the 'perfect recipient', stating that 'whether a pencil sketch or a realistic, photographic based style, Jenny's illustrations jump out of the page with an invigorating spirit'. Jenny lives in Amberley, near Christchurch.

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