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When Dad Came Home

When Dad Came Home
 

* Moving story that sympathetically conveys PTSD/shell shock * Released to mark centenary of end of the First World War * Teacher notes available to assist in school, library use

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ISBN 9780947506506
Published 7 November 2018 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hatley-Owen, Vanessa
Illustrated by Colligan, Rosie
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780947506506
ISBN-10 0947506500
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 7 November 2018
International Publication Date 29 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hatley-Owen, Vanessa
Illustrated by Colligan, Rosie
Category Picture Storybooks
World History: First World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 200g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918 - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction - Veterans
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 943357

Description of this Book

The war was over and Dad was coming home at last! But the days and weeks go by, and when he does return Dad is not the happy man that young Rita once knew and Thomas thinks he remembers. Struggling to understand his sadness and fears, the kids accompany him as he readjusts to home life, all the while singing his favourite song. One day, while they help him fix the deck, Dad starts to join in the song ... Hatley-Owen beautifully captures a children's view of the return of the war and the realities of shell shock for the men who returned after the First World War ended on 11 November 1918.

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Author's Bio

Vanessa Hatley-Owen is a children's writer who has published with Learning Media and been an NZSA mentee. A secondary school teacher, she lives in Howick, Auckland. Rosie Colligan has illustrated for book and commercial clients in New Zealand and internationally, and formerly worked at Weta Digital. She lives in Wellington.

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