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Soldier Boy
 

Soldier Boy (Paperback, New title)

By Hill, Anthony

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On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141003306
Barcode 9780141003306
Published 2 April 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780141003306
ISBN-10 0141003308
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Publication Date 2 April 2001
International Publication Date 2 November 2000
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Category Award Winning
Anzac Day Books
Biography & Autobiography
Warfare & Defence
Australian
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 192g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Australia, Martin, Jim, Soldiers - Australia, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Turkey - Gallipoli Peninsula, Australia
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.426
Catalogue Code 37654

Description of this Book

On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages 12 and over.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2002

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Author's Bio

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. His most recent book for adults, The Story of Billy Young, was published in 2012. His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults. His most recent children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. It follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to his remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story. He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner. Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian. Their daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Emily, live in Melbourne.

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