From the shores of Anzac Cove to the heights of Chunuk Bair, from Cape Helles to Gurkha Bluff, the Gallipoli Peninsula was the place where thousands of men from sixteen nations fought, suffered, endured or died during the eight months of occupation in 1915.
The strong atmospheric artwork of renowned artist, Robert Hannaford is a perfect complement to Starke's sweeping text.
Winner 2015 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize
Shortlisted for 2015 Asher Prize
Shortlisted for the 2016 CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Shortlisted for the 2016 WA Premier's Book Awards
2016 CBCA Notable Picture Book
About the Author
Ruth Starke is one of SA's most successful children's writers, with over 20 titles published since she began writing in 1992. Many of them have won or been shortlisted for national awards, including the much acclaimed NIPS XI (CBC Honour Book), Orphans of the Queen (shortlisted for both the 2005 NSW and Queensland Premiers' Awards); Stella by the Sea (shortlisted for both the CBC Younger Book of the Year and the Queensland. Premier's Award) and Noodle Pie (winner of the Book of the Year Award Speech Pathology Australia).
Together with Greg Holfeld she has worked on the 2014 Notable Book Anzac Tale and the three graphic picture books in the Captain Congo series, including Captain Congo and the Crocodile King, which was shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. Armistice is a companion to her award winning 2015 title, My Gallipoli which won the 2015 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize.
Robert Hannaford was born and bred in rural South Australia 1944. After 3 years as the political cartoonist on the 'Adelaide Advertiser' in the mid 60's he has made his living from painting and sculpture.
He lived in Ballarat 1967 - 68 where he attended the School of Mines. He lived in Melbourne from 1969 - 73 where he was the inaugural winner of the AME Bale residential art scholarship. He has lived in country South Australia, Adelaide and Sydney 2001 where he was artist-in-residence at Sydney Grammar School. He has travelled and worked in India, Europe and Africa.
He now lives and works with his wife, artist Alison Mitchell, in a restored farmhouse near Riverton South Australia.