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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Random House Australia|
|Product dimensions:||11.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Tony Palmer graduated from Monash University in 1985 with an honors degree in graphic communication. He has worked full-time as a book designer for various publishers. He has also been a part-time typography teacher at Victoria University He is the author of Break of Day and The Valley of Blood and Gold. Jane Tanner completed an Associate Diploma of fine art in printmaking and painting and a Diploma of Education. She taught for several years in Victorian secondary schools before taking up full-time illustrating in 1984. She is the acclaimed illustrator of Drac and the Gremlin, The Fisherman and the Theefyspray, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, There's a Sea in my Bedroom, and The Wolf. She is the author and illustrator of Isabella's Secret, Just Jack, Lilly and the Fairy House, Love from Grandma, Playmates, and Ride with Me.