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Roly, the ANZAC Donkey

Roly, the ANZAC Donkey
 

"Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Base... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143506638
Published 25 March 2015 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

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ISBN-13 9780143506638
ISBN-10 0143506633
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 25 March 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Category Picture Storybooks
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 6-13 years
Reading Age 6-13 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 242mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 218g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 553424

Description of this Book

Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Based on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers. But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli - and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly? Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper are the author and illustrator of the hugely successful picture books Le Quesnoy and Jim's Letters. Roly the Anzac Donkey is a moving retelling of Glyn Harper's 2004 story The Donkey Man, reinvigorated for a new generation of children with Jenny Cooper's beautiful illustrations, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion.

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Author's Bio

Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is Massey's Project Manager of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Glyn was the army's official historian for the deployment to East Timor and is the author of numerous history books, including Kippenberger- An Inspired New Zealand Commander; In the Face of the Enemy- The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand; Dark Journey- Three Key Battles of the Western Front; Images of War- World War One- A Photographic Record of New Zealanders at War 1914-1918 and his most recent Letters from Gallipoli- New Zealand Soldiers Write Home. He has written a number of children's books, of which Le Quesnoy, Jim's Letters and Roly, the Anzac Donkey are the most recently published. In 2015 Glyn and illustrator Jenny Cooper won the Best Picture Book Award at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, as well as a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award, for Jim's Letters, a moving story about a correspondence between two brothers during the First World War.

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