The Donkey Man

The Donkey Man

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Donkey men - medical corps soldiers who used donkeys to carry the injured from the battlefields - played an important role in the First World War. Based on the real life heroics of New Zealand soldier Richard Henderson and his faithful partner Rolly the donkey, The Donkey Man shows the war from Rolly's point of view as he carries the wounded and sick away from the front. Glyn Harper uses the relationship between Henderson and Rolly to explore the hardships and sadness of war.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 230mm
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 1869486730
  • 9781869486730

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Glyn Harper is a lecturer in Defence Studies at Massey University, Palmerston North. He has written two books published by Reed about New Zealand forces in East Timor (at the adult and children's level) and is well respected for his knowledge of New Zealand's military history. Bruce Potter lives at Tuakau, near Auckland. He has illustrated many children's books, including Matariki published by Reed in 2003.show more

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