Anzac Day Parade

In this poignant story, a young boy’s innocent question prompts an elderly war veteran to relive the past on Anzac Day.

The young boy is wide-eyed and wanting to hear stories of the glories of war and death; the old man, a former member of the 18th Battalion, is sad to remember the reality of what was faced.

Written by Glenda Kane and illustrated by Lisa Allen

$24.50 incl. GST

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SKU 9781776890149 Category Tag
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NZ Booklovers ~ Anzac Day Parade is a celebration of the sacrifice that the soldiers at the battle of Crete gave and the memory of their valour. A young boy asks his grandad a question about the war, and it leads to a reflection of the senselessness of war, and the sadness that accompanies it. While it is presented as a children’s book, complete with beautiful illustrations and straightforward language, the tone of the book is quite serious and tackles some quite emotional moments:
There he stood on the sun-parched hill, 
a straggler from 18th Battalion. 
A chest load of medals, a leg full of shrapnel; 
that’s what he got for his valiance.
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Format

Hardcover edition

ISBN

9781776890149

Published by

Bateman Books

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