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Nice Day for a War

Nice Day for a War
  

A fictional story (based on fact) of a Kiwi lad as he heads away, full of excitement, to war with his mates from rural New Zealand. There he encounters the horror that was the Western front.

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ISBN 9781869509019
Barcode 9781869509019
Published 8 April 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Elliot, Matt
By Slane, Chris

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ISBN-13 9781869509019
ISBN-10 1869509013
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 8 April 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Elliot, Matt
By Slane, Chris
Category Award Winning
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Non-Fiction Finalists 2012
LIANZA 2012 Finalists
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 - New Zealand, Soldiers - New Zealand
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 278mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 685g
Dewey Code 940.48193
Catalogue Code 158592

Description of this Book

A fictional story (based on fact) of a Kiwi lad as he heads away, full of excitement, to war with his mates from rural New Zealand. There he encounters the horror that was the Western front. It is primarily based on the diary of Matt's Grandfather, and postcards he had sent home to the family. It also draws on published histories of the Kiwi military in WW1. The book aims to capture what the new experiences of war were like for the young soldiers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2012 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2012 -- Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2012

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Author's Bio

By bestselling author Matt Elliott and one of NZ's most in-demand illustrators, Chris Slane.

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