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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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869664114
Published 1 April 2014 by New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback, 2015 reprint
Author(s) By Werry, Philippa
Illustrated by Kerr, Bob
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ISBN-13 9781869664114
ISBN-10 1869664116
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2015 reprint
Edition 2015 reprint
Author(s) By Werry, Philippa
Illustrated by Kerr, Bob
Category Picture Storybooks
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 230mm
Weight 135g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 460548

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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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Author's Bio

Philippa Werry is a children's writer and author of Anzac Day, the New Zealand story: What it is and why it matters, published by New Holland. Philippa has written extensively for the School Journal and Connected, and her book Enemy at the Gate about the polio epidemic in the 1930s was shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards (2009). She lives in Wellington and participates in the Book Council Writers in Schools programme. Bob Kerr is a painter and award-winning illustrator, known for his depiction of Terry and the Gunrunners in the 1970s series written by Stephen Ballantyne. His book After the War published by Mallinson Rendell in 2000 was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards and winner of the Russell Clark Award for 2001. Bob lives in Wellington and works from a studio in Cuba Street where young soldiers were photographed before they left to go to war.

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