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My Brother's War

My Brother's War

A World War 1 story with a difference that explores the moral conscience of to fight or not to fight for your country.

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ISBN 9781906582630
Barcode 9781906582630
Published 1 September 2018 by Aurora Metro Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hill, David
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781906582630
ISBN-10 1906582637
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Aurora Metro Publications
Imprint Aurora Metro Books
Publication Date 1 September 2018
International Publication Date 8 September 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 570732

Description of this Book

It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Junior Fiction Award 2013 (New Zealand) -- Winner of Children's Choice for Children and Young Adults 2013 (New Zealand) -- Winner of The Lianza Librarians' Choice Award 2013 (New Zealand)
NZ Review '...there are stories that need to be told over and over again, to introduce a new generation of readers to important ideas and to critical times in their country's history...Hill's descriptions of trench warfare are unforgettable.' from the Judges' Report of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2013
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

In 2002, David Hill won the Children's Literature Foundation Award for See Ya Simon and the same book won the TES Award for Special Needs in 1994. In 2003, he was the Robert Lord writer-in-residence and in 2005 he received the Margaret Mahy Medal for his significant contribution to children's literature in New Zealand. His books have been translated into French, Chinese and Estonian. His short stories and plays for teenagers and young readers have been published and broadcast in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

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