A heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting tale of two towns: Melbourne, Australia and Villers- Bretonneux, France, during World War One. New paperback edition.
Henri lives in the French village of Villers-Bretonneux. Billy lives in Melbourne, Australia. These two little boys, who live thousands of miles away from each other, share one story that unites Villers-Bretonneux and Melbourne in history. A moving and inspiring story of World War One.
About the Author
Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and, of course, author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Dalyellup, Western Australia. In 2001 she decided to dedicate herself to her dream of becoming a children's author and has now published 28 books.
About the Illustrator
The child of German immigrants, Sonia first developed an appreciation of illustration through the story books sent to her by her grandmother. So at the age of four she decided to become an illustrator after she successfully drew her first duck. She went on to study Visual Communication at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Sonya s work has appeared in many magazines and books, including the award-winning Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Penguin) written by Jen Storer. Sonia is based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011 Sonia was a finalist in the Archibald Prize, for her portrait of author Cassandra Gold.
Do Not Forget Australia is an important book for all Australians. It is one that should be on all school, home and public library shelves. -- Vicki Stanton * The Reading Stack *
A moving and inspirong story of World War One focussing on the involvement of Australian soldiers in Noerthern France. * Harbourview Magazine *
From periods of agony, heartache and tragedy, stories of human kindness always emerge. Sally Murphy has given voice to one such act here. * My Book Corner *