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The Anzac Billy

The Anzac Billy
 

A billy can't be posted, delivered on a bike, or sent in a car, truck or train. It has to be loaded on a ship with all those other Anzac billies for other soldier dads... During World War I, Australian soldiers serving on the front were sent Christmas care packages - tin billies ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406388718
Barcode 9781406388718
Published 2 May 2019 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Saxby, Claire
Illustrated by Jackson, Mark
Illustrated by Potter, Heather
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406388718
ISBN-10 1406388718
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Saxby, Claire
Illustrated by Jackson, Mark
Illustrated by Potter, Heather
Category Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 256mm
Height: 266mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 972975

Description of this Book

A billy can't be posted, delivered on a bike, or sent in a car, truck or train. It has to be loaded on a ship with all those other Anzac billies for other soldier dads... During World War I, Australian soldiers serving on the front were sent Christmas care packages - tin billies filled by families and friends. This is the story of one little boy lovingly selecting, with the help of his mum and grandma, favourite and useful things for his dad's billy - butterscotch, nuts, handkerchiefs, writing paper and more. Then, with a wish that the billy makes it in time for Christmas Day, he sends it on its way... Sail, big ship of billies, sail far across the sea. Until you reach the other side, until you reach my dad...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Claire Saxby is an award-winning and bestselling picture book author. Her previous books with Walker, Big Red Kangaroo and Emu, both illustrated by Graham Byrne, have won numerous awards. Claire lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works part-time in a bookshop. Find her online at clairesaxby.wordpress.com, on Twitter as @SaxbyClaire, and on Instagram as @clairesaxbyauthor. Mark Jackson and Heather Potter are a husband and wife team who have co-illustrated several books and regularly exhibit their work together. One of Mark's previous books with Walker includes The Truth About Penguins, written by Meg McKinlay. They live in Melbourne, Australia. Find them both online at jackpot-art.com.

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