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Gladys Goes to War

Gladys Goes to War (Paperback)

By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

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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 s...ervices 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. There are many stories about men who enlisted and courageously fought for their ideals. In Gladys Goes to War, the award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper brings us the amazing true story of Gladys Sandford, ambulance driver, adventurer and trailblazer. Amongst her lifetime of heroic achievements, she actively served in the First World War and was the first female to gain a pilot's licence in New Zealand. Glyn Harper discovered and researched Gladys's story and his account of her exciting life will captivate children of all ages. Brought to life with Jenny Cooper's exuberant illustrations, Glady Goes to War will cause readers to wonder why they haven't heard of Gladys before now.
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ISBN 9780143507208
Published NZ 28 Mar 2016
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143507208
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Published 28 Mar 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Russell Clark Award for Illustration Finalists
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 3mm
Dewey Code 940.30820993
Weight 220g
Interest Age 5-10 years
Reading Age 5-10 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile