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By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Dear Jim, Your postcard arrived today. I showed it to the family. Mum misses you... Between December 1914 and August 1915 Tom and Jim write to each other whenever they get a chance. Tom talks about life at home on the farm while Jim writes from Egypt and then from the trenches of... the Gallipoli peninsula. From the author and illustrator of Le Quesnoy comes a moving story of two brothers separated by war. It is based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli, one of the most significant campaigns of the First World War. This beautiful hardback depicts life at war and on the home front with exquisite illustrations by Jenny Cooper and fold-out letter inserts.Read more
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"Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Base...d on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers. But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli - and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly?"--Publisher information. Includes factual information on the Gallipolli Campaign and the life of Richard Alexander Henderson.Read more
By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Copper, Jenny
"Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her ...services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office: 'This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.' But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war"--Publisher information.Read more
By Harper, Glyn; Cooper, Jenny
A poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. The young girl senses her grandfather's pain and is curious to find out the cause. She discovers her grandfather's sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sen...sitive exploration of the cost of war on those who serve.Read more
By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Potter, Bruce
A touching story of a Vietnam vet struggling to explain the concept of war to his grand-daughter, as well as explainging his sadness around his experiences. Historian Glyn Harper has previously published two other books for children - 'The Sky Soldiers' and 'The Donkey Man'.
By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Mahy, Warren
On 21st May 1941 the 'Sky Soldiers' came to Nikolaos' home island of Crete. This is Nikolaos' story. He tells of how the Allied soldiers who helped the people of Crete were greatly under-resourced in terms of equipment, and how he and the people of his village helped Allied soldi...ers hide and evade the German soldiers.Read more
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