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Here Come the Marines: Warkworth, 1943

Here Come the Marines: Warkworth, 1943

In 1943, 14 year-old Lillian Glenmore is sent with her sister Joyce to live with grandparents on a dairy farm near Warkworth. Her diary describes the social conditions and her experiences of the war, including the arrival of the U.S. Marines. Includes historical note and photogra... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775430766
Published 1 February 2012 by Scholastic
Format Paperback, Redesigned ed.
Author(s) By Orman, Lorraine
Series My New Zealand Story
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ISBN-13 9781775430766
ISBN-10 1775430766
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 February 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Redesigned ed.
Edition Redesigned ed.
Author(s) By Orman, Lorraine
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 245843

Description of this Book

In late 1942 Margaret Glenmore realises that daughter Joyce, who is doing a secretarial course, will probably be manpowered into a war job soon, when the age limit is dropped to 18. Her other daughter, Lillian, is coughing a lot and an x-ray has shown a spot on her lung. Lillian needs to live in a healthy environment with lots of good food. These factors combine to make Margaret decide to send the girls to live with their grandparents on a small dairy farm on the coast. Lillian's diary begins in 1943 when she and Joyce travel north to Warkworth to stay with their grandparents. Neither girl is keen to go. But at the end of February the US troops arrive - all 5,000 of them - and life becomes more exciting!

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Author's Bio

Author Lorraine Orman was born in Auckland. She was educated at the University of Auckland, and completed her training as a librarian in Wellington in 1970. A career librarian, Orman worked in a secondary school library and a teachers' training college library. When she retired she was able, not only to dedicate more time to her writing, but also to volunteer for the Storylines Charitable Trust.

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