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              Books by Philippa Werry

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              This is Where I Stand
               

              This is Where I Stand (Hardback)

              By Werry, Philippa; Illustrated by Rynhart, Kieran

              • RRP: $27.99
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              "Provides a glimpse into the life of a soldier immortalised as a statue, reflecting the passage of time. The soldier on a war memorial tells the story of what he has seen over the years. Although the soldier is based on the Untidy Soldier statue in Devonport, it could be any stat...ue in any town. The story begins in a modern day setting, then moves back to WWI, WWII to finish again in contemporary times."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775433842
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              The Other Sister
                

              The Other Sister (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $25.00
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              When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: "There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship." Or maybe: "There goes Tilly Thomas with her poor-person's scholarship because her family can't afford the fees, and she has holes in her shoes." Or: "T...here goes Tilly Thomas, she's not as smart as she thinks she is." Tilly Thomas dreams of doing something remarkable. Her big sister, Beaty, became the town's first telegram girl during the grim years of World War One, and now Tilly wants to make her mark too. January 1920 heralds the start of a new decade, promising fresh opportunities for girls like Tilly. But her dreams seem impossible to reach, outweighed by all the things that girls can't or aren't supposed to do. The war is over, but its shadow still darkens the town. Returned servicemen struggle to fit back into their old lives. Some have shell shock while others are crippled or blinded. Tilly must work out what it means to grow up in a world shattered by war and a pandemic, in a society where opportunities for women are still hard-won. And, like any fourteen year-old, she faces uncertainty and confusion about what sort of person she wants to be, how to get there, and how to believe in herself.
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              ISBN 9780473579579
              Published NZ 24 Sep 2021
              Publisher Pipi Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Waitangi Day: the New Zealand Story
                

              Waitangi Day: the New Zealand Story (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $24.99
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              "Reviews the historic events behind the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and charts the celebrations, tensions and protests witnessed in the years that followed, concluding with a summary of the Waitangi Day events held around the country on 6th February today"--Publishe...r information.
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              ISBN 9781869664213
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Armistice Day
               

              Armistice Day (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $24.99
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              At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day, Philippa Werry's new book for children, commemorates the day when fighting stopped in Europe. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day,... it makes an excellent reference for the whole family. Kiwi soldiers returned home to a terrible influenza epidemic, as the population grieved for the loss of life. Memorials were erected and families sought to return to the battlefields overseas to visit graves of their loved ones. Well researched and drawing on illustration, photographs and text from various sources, this is a gripping, moving description of the aftermath of war in Europe, giving children a clear understanding of the establishment of the United Nations and New Zealand's role in international peacekeeping.
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              ISBN 9781869664411
              Published NZ 19 Feb 2016
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              Lighthouse Family: Coastal New Zealand 1941-42
               

              Lighthouse Family: Coastal New Zealand 1941-42 (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $18.99
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              "For Frances and her family, living on a lighthouse, the war is both far away and scarily close. There are rumours of submarines in the Pacific. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, taken Singapore and bombed Darwin, so what's to stop them invading New Zealand next? But soon ...Frances, the only girl on the island, will have more to worry about than the threat of a Japanese invasion"--Publisher's information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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              ISBN 9781775431473
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series My New Zealand Story
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              Harbour Bridge: Auckland, 1958-59
               

              Harbour Bridge: Auckland, 1958-59 (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

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              "Auckland in the 1950s: a time of rock'n'roll, milk bars, bodgies and widgies and teenage rebellion. The Auckland Harbour Bridge is under construction. Simon likes watching the bridge being built, and talking to his uncle and his mates about what's happening on site. Meanwhile, S...imon's best friend Marty is obsessed with the Space Race and younger sister Jo can't stop worrying about the fate of the dogs and monkeys that are the world's first space travellers. Everyone says that life on the North Shore will change once the bridge is finished ...but what does that mean for Simon and his family?--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775431664
              Published NZ 1 May 2014
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series My New Zealand Story
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              Our Incredible Dogs
                

              Our Incredible Dogs (Hardback)

              By Werry, Philippa

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              Dogs have played a central role in the lives of New Zealanders, from working farm dogs, to police dogs, loyal companions, mascots, little heroes and fictional dogs that have become part of our culture. In this book we look at the dogs that have been memorialised in public statu...es that have become community icons. Travelling the country we trace the statues and the stories behind them to show how dogs trace our history and reflect our culture. A fun and informative way to learn more about our history and the role played by man's best friend. Featuring statues of dogs such as George the Jack Russell who saved children from an attack by two pit bulls, legendary cattle rustler James Mackenzie and his dog famous Friday, the father of Wellington John Plimmer and his dog Fritz, Sue the collie sheepdog at Taieri recognising the work of farm dogs in the area, "The dogs from Hairy Maclary" and The Dog from Footroot Flats.
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              ISBN 9781869665395
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Antarctic Journeys
               

              Antarctic Journeys (Paperback)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $27.99
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              "Antarctica is a fascinating place. It is beautiful, cold, remote, and difficult to get to, which means everyone who goes there - today or in the past - has a special reason for wanting to go. Antarctica Journeys is about the journeys - historical and contemporary, human and anim...al, large and small - that build up an overall picture of Antarctic history, geography, science and wildlife. Photographs, maps and paintings, letters, diaries, newspaper and eye-witness reports from the days of early exploration, as well as later research and interviews, paint a vivid picture of an amazing continent"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781869664992
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Enemy at the Gate
               

              Enemy at the Gate (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Werry, Philippa

              • RRP: $23.00
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              Based on the true story of the 1936/37 polio epidemic in New Zealand, this tells the story of 12-year-old Tom Mitchell and his family whose lives are overshadowed by the polio outbreak. Schools, movie theatres and swimming pools are all closed - and then things get worse.

              ISBN 9780473521707
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Pipi Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Best Mates
               

              Best Mates (Paperback, 2015 reprint)

              By Werry, Philippa; Illustrated by Kerr, Bob

              • RRP: $19.99
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              "The three young soldiers in the story are best friends from school, and they leave New Zealand together to go and fight at Gallipoli. Landing first in Egypt, they travel by ship to Anzac Cove and dig into trenches to fight the Turkish troops holding the peninsula. Conditions are... tough and Joe gets sick, but his mates help him off on the hospital ship. Then Harry is fatally wounded and his burial has to take place on the cliff-top, away from the snipers. The three friends are reunited many years later, when the two men fly to Gallipoli and lay poppies on Harry's grave"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781869664114
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2014
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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