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Loyal Creatures - Morris Gleitzman

Audio CD Published: 1st June 2014

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They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse, but war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty. This is the powerful story of a young man's journey towards his own kind of bravery.

Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunteers with his horse Daisy ... and his dad.

In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine he experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life.

From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's story grows out of some key moments in Australia's history.

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman is an English-born Australian writer. He is one of Australia's most successful writers. Morris Gleitzman has also gained recognition for sparking an interest in politically-controversial children's books like Two Weeks with the Queen.

Industry Reviews

'Tender and terrible; beautiful, brave and brutal, Morris Gleitzman has written a most remarkable story of men and horses in war, uncompromising and unflinching in its portrayal of the agonies of the First World War for men and horses alike. Sparely and supremely well written, this is quite simply one of very best novels I have read.' -- Michael Morpurgo (Author)

ISBN: 9781486218318
ISBN-10: 1486218318
Audience: Children
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 12.2 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Type: Unabridged

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