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ISBN: 9780642278845
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Imprint:
Parkes, ACT : National Library of Australia, [2016]
Canberra, ACT NLA Publishing, [2016]
©2016
Collation:
94 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.
National Library's N copy signed by the author. ANL
Notable Book - Children’s Book Council Awards 2017
Notable for Eve Pownall Award for Information Books CBCA 2017
Audience:
For upper primary and lower secondary school age.
Contents:
Off to War -- At Home -- The Battle of Broken Hill -- Gallipoli Landings -- Children and the War -- Fundraising -- Our Wounded Heroes -- Retreat from Gallipoli -- Calling All Sportsmen -- The Cooee Marches -- School -- London -- France -- Conscription -- In the Country -- Let Us Pray -- Christmas 1917 -- The Fighting Ends -- War Memorials -- After the War -- Glossary -- List of Illustrations -- Index.
Summary:
Subject: Socks sandbags and leeches is set against the backdrop of the First World War -- the Gallipoli landings and withdrawal, the propaganda in Australia and the false reports in the newspapers, schoolchildren's war work and fundraising, the return of wounded soldiers, and eventually the wonderful news of peace. -- Cover.
Ivy and her mother live in Australia, far away from where the Great War is raging. They have moved in with Aunt Hilda whose flat is so small that Ivy has to sleep under the kitchen table. Not only that, but she also has to empty Aunt Hilda's chamber pot! 'The Pests' live in the flat on one side and, on the other side, lives grumpy old Mr Wilson-who has a deep secret. Ivy writes to her father, who is fighting overseas. She tells him all about life at home-how the family has little money; how she and other children have to sew sandbags, knit socks and roll up bandages for the war; how she volunteers for the Cheer Up Society, making cups of tea at the wharf when the hospital ships come in; and how the Big Pest collects leeches for the hospital.
ISBN:
9780642278845
0642278849
Dewey Class:
A823.4
LC Class:
PR9619.4.D44
Language:
English
Index Terms:
Australian
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BRN:
381090

Holdings:

LocationCollectionCall NumberStatus/Desc
Coolbellup Library
Junior Fiction
JF DEE
  • Available
Success Library
Junior Fiction
JF DEE
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