Emily knows her big brother, Tom, wants to leave Hillside Farm and go overseas to the war, but Emily doesn't want him to go.
'Everyone else is going,' said Tom to Emily when their uncle was gone. 'That's not a good reason,' said Emily.
The Soldier's Gift is a moving story of one family's courage and endurance during the First World War, the terrible losses at Gallipoli and a time that changed Australia forever.
About the Author
After graduating from Monash University in 1985 with an honours degree in Graphic Communication Tony Palmer has worked full-time as a book designer for various publishers. He has also been a part-time typography teacher at Victoria University and is currently undertaking a Masters in Art and Design at Monash University focusing on the aesthetics of typesetting in Mandarin. As a long-time enthusiast of Australian History Tony wrote his first novel for teenagers, Break of Day which was published in 2007. Following this he wrote The Valley of Blood and Gold, published in 2011.
For Ages: 5+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 23rd July 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 23.8 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1