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My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day - Catriona Hoy

My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day

By: Catriona Hoy, Benjamin Johnson (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: February 2008
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
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A simple, moving look at Anzac Day and its significance, through the eyes of a little girl. A gentle story about families and the importance of sharing memories and remembering.

This picture book for the very young is a simple, moving look at Anzac Day through the eyes of a little girl. She goes to the pre-dawn Anzac Day service with her father where they watch the girl s grandfather march in the parade. This beautifully illustrated book explains what happens on Anzac Day and its significance in terms a young child can understand It is an excellent introduction to this highly venerated ceremony, and poignantly addresses the sentiments aroused by the memory of those who gave their lives for their country.

About the Author

Catriona Hoy was born in Scotland and emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of seven. Her family moved eight times before settling in Melbourne. She is now a science teacher and lives in Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and an overfed Labrador. She writes part-time for educational and trade markets, and is the author of the picture book The Music Tree, illustrated by Adele Jaunn (Lothian, 2006).

About the illustrator

Benjamin Johnson was born in Melbourne in 1975. He spent a good part of his childhood dreaming of becoming a famous artist. In 2003, he completed a Diploma of Arts in Illustration at NMIT, graduating with high distinctions and earning the Award for Excellence at his graduation exhibition. Benjamin currently lives in Melbourne s inner city suburb of Brunswick. Along with two fellow illustrators, he has formed the company Hot Trash , working towards his goal of running a contemporary illustration and design studio. My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day is Benjamin's first published children s book.|

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5.0

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  • Informative (6)
  • Well written (6)
  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Relevant (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)

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5.0

Beautiful book

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

    This book is beautiful. Good for young ones. As someone who's Grandad was in the war and Anzac day has always been a big part of our lives, I thought this book was well written... this story was perfect for my Nephews.

     
    5.0

    My kids loved this book

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    from Sydney

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      Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

      My son loves this book and is going as the Grandfather for book week. I have also used in the classroom in the lead up to ANZAC Day.
      Fantastic Book

       
      5.0

      very happy

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      from Victoria

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
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        Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

        Very Happy with your service, even though my book was out of stock it still caught up with me,soon after. Will recommend to others and use again.
        THANKYOU.

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Book

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          Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

          We wanted a well written,age appropriate Anzac Book, this book ticks all the boxes. Thankyou

           
          5.0

          .y kindergarten kids loved this book!

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          from Ringwood

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            Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

            I'm a kindergarten teacher and was looking for books that could help explain anzac day. While the book was for older children, it was a great start and easily adaptable to the children and they loved it.

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            5.0

            Good intro to Anzac Day

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            from Suburban Melbourne

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              Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

              I used 'My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day' with my kindergarten group (3, 4 and 5yos). They were interested and could remember some of the text. Helps understanding of Anzac Day. A colleague bought in some family service medals for the children to look at. Could be used with much older children, say to the end of primary school?

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              5.0

              Love this Book

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              from Ipswich, Qld

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                • Explains Anzac Day Well
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                Comments about My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day:

                Great book to read to younger children to explain ANZAC Day. Bought a tear to my eye

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                ISBN: 9780734410368
                ISBN-10: 0734410360
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: February 2008
                Publisher: Hachette Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 21.0  x 0.2
                Weight (kg): 0.16
                Edition Number: 1