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Young Digger
 

Young Digger (EPUB ebook)

By Hill, Anthony

A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, he became a mascot for the air squadron and was affectionately named 'Young Digger'. A... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760142384
Published 13 June 2016 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781760142384
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks
Publication Date 13 June 2016
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: First World War
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Family & Other Relationships: General
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Dewey Code 940.40092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, he became a mascot for the air squadron and was affectionately named 'Young Digger'. And in one of the most unusual incidents ever to emerge from the battlefields of Europe after the Great War, this solitary boy was smuggled back to Australia by air mechanic Tim Tovell, a man who cared for the boy so much that he was determined, however risky, to provide Young Digger with a new family and a new life in a new country, far from home. This is one of the most extraordinary incidents of the First World War. It is a story not only about the horrors of war, but of high adventure and fatherhood, by the award-winning author of Soldier Boy. 'What a story, told in Anthony Hill's inimitable style of high adventure and clear detail.' Canberra Times

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Author's Bio

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. 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. More recently, his children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. Soldier Boy, Young Digger, Animal Heroes and For Love as Country follow 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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