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An Anzac Tale

An Anzac Tale (Hardback)

By Starke, Ruth
Illustrated by Holfeld, Greg

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When Australia pledges its support to Great Britain at the outbreak of World War I, mates Roy Martin and Wally Cardwell are among the first to enlist. But what the friends first thought would be an adventure soon turns to disaster The day after the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 Apr...il 1915, more than 2000 of their fellow Anzacs are dead. As the campaign drags on, life for Wally and Roy and their new friend, Tom, becomes a battle of endurance against a plucky enemy, a hostile landscape, flies, fleas, cold and disease. The story of the Anzac campaign, including the battle of Lone Pine, is interspersed with scenes of Australians at home to show the shift from popular support of the Empire at the start of the war to profound disillusionment as the casualties begin to mount. In this graphic novel, Ruth Starke and Greg Holfeld have combined to create an extraordinary and original work for upper primary students on the subject of Gallipoli and the Anzac campaign. Ruth Starke is one of SA's most successful children's writers, with over 20 titles published since she began writing in 1992. Many of them have won or been shortlisted for national awards, including the much acclaimed NIPS XI (CBC Honour Book), Orphans of the Queen (shortlisted for both the 2005 NSW and Queensland Premiers' Awards); Stella by the Sea (shortlisted for both the CBC Younger Book of the Year and the Queensland. Premier's Award) and Noodle Pie (winner of the Book of the Year Award Speech Pathology Australia). Together with Greg Holfeld she has worked on the three graphic picture books in the Captain Congo series, including Captain Congo and the Crocodile King, which was shortlisted for the 2009 CBC Picture Book of the Year. Greg Holfeld was born in Canada and moved to Adelaide in 1991 after several years of travelling and country-hopping. He has spent much of his career as an animator and cartoonist. In between directing and producing his own animated films, he works as a freelance animator with an Adelaide production house, and a book illustrator. He has illustrated several titles by Working Title Press including The Perfect Pet, Wolf's Sunday Dinner, You Must Be Joking and three of the popular Captain Congo series Captain Congo and the Crocodile King, Captain Congo and the Maharaja's Monkey and Captain Congo and the Klondike Gold,. This is his fourth graphic picture book with Ruth Starke.
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ISBN 9781921504532
Published AU 26 Mar 2018
Publisher Working Title Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781921504532
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Working Title Press
Imprint Working Title Press
Published 26 Mar 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Starke, Ruth
Illustrated by Holfeld, Greg
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 72
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 287mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 741.5994
Weight 562g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile