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A Rose for the Anzac Boys - Jackie French

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Published: April 2008
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The 'War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women

It is 1915. War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. But the war is coming closer: Midge's brothers are in the army, and her twin, Tim, is listed as 'missing' in the devastating defeat of the Anzac forces at Gallipoli .

Desperate to do their bit - and avoid the boredom of school and the restrictions of Society - Midge and her friends Ethel and Anne start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front. Midge, recruited by the over-stretched ambulance service, is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined. And when the war is over, all three girls - and their Anzac boys as well - discover that even going 'home' can be both strange and wonderful.

Exhaustively researched but written with the lightest of touches, this is Jackie French at her very best.

Ages 12+

About the Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

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A easy read that's hard to put down

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from Canberra

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    This book was delivered promptly, I would recommend Booktopia.

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    A Rose for the ANZAC Boys

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      Comments about A Rose for the Anzac Boys:

      This book maybe marketed at younger readers but this book anyone can enjoy. It is very well written and opens the readers eyes to some of the untold stories of World War 1. The stories of the women that were overseas helping out anyway possible. Excellent book.

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      ISBN: 9780732285401
      ISBN-10: 0732285402
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 13+ years old
      For Grades: 7 - 9
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: April 2008
      Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.21