I have just read this book, and it is absolutely wonderful. It tells the story of an Australian girl who gives her stuffed kangaroo "Digger" to her brother who goes off to war to dig trenches. The brother keeps the kangaroo in his pocket. The brother gets hurt and during his recovery, he becomes friends with a young, French girl who sews Digger back together. The brother returns to war and dies. The French girl repairs and returns the kangaroo to the sister in Australia with a promise for the future. This story deals with the sad reality of death in a very subtle way suitable for young readers and is a heartwarming story. I absolutely love it!