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A Rose for the Anzac Boys

A Rose for the Anzac Boys

It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. .

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ISBN 9780732285401
Barcode 9780732285401
Published 26 March 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By French, Jackie
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ISBN-13 9780732285401
ISBN-10 0732285402
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 26 March 2018
International Publication Date 15 May 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By French, Jackie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Anzac Day Books
Book of the Year Shortlist: Older Reader
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 206g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918, Young adult fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914;823.914
Catalogue Code 31313

Description of this Book

The 'war to end all wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women. It is 1915. War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from 16-year-old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. But the war is coming closer: Midge's brothers are in the army, and her twin, Tim, is listed as 'missing' in the devastating defeat of the Anzac forces at Gallipoli. Desperate to do their bit -- and avoid the boredom of school and the restrictions of Society -- Midge and her friends Ethel and Anne start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front. Midge, recruited by the overastretched ambulance service, is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined. And when the war is over, all three girls -- and their Anzac boys as well -- discover that even going 'home' can be both strange and wonderful. Exhaustively researched but written with the lightest of touches, this is Jackie French at her very best.

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Awards Short-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2009

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