Most Australians know of Simpson and his donkey, who became heroes
at Gallipoli, even among the Turkish forces. Few know where the donkey
came from, or what happened to him after World War I. Or that another
man carried on rescuing the wounded with the donkey after Simpson died.
This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story
of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer
Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's
death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our
understanding of this story of Anzac heroism.
About The Author
Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.
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Comments about The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded:
Series: Animal Stars
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: April 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16