Jim's Letters

Jim's Letters

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This award-winning picture book tells the moving story of two brothers separated by the First World War. It is based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli. Dear Jim, Your postcard arrived today. I showed it to the family. Mum misses you ...Between December 1914 and August 1915 Tom and Jim write to each other whenever they get a chance. Tom talks about life at home on the farm while Jim writes from Egypt and then from the trenches of the Gallipoli peninsula. From the author and illustrator of Le Quesnoy and Roly, the Anzac Donkey comes a moving story of two brothers separated by war. It is based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli, one of the most significant campaigns of the First World War. This beautiful hardback depicts life at war and on the home front with exquisite illustrations by Jenny Cooper and fold-out letter inserts. Best Picture Book, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015 Storylines Notable Picture Book 2015
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 253 x 294 x 10mm | 520g
  • PUFFIN
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143505904
  • 9780143505907
  • 90,024

About Glyn Harper

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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