30 Courageous Anzacs
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30 Courageous Anzacs
30 ANZAC Heroes – a fascinating book on Australia and New Zealand’s most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, spies and medics across WWI and WWII.
The intense and hair-raising front-line experiences of 30 courageous and unforgettable ANZACs who served in World War One and Two are brought to life in dramatic detail in this action-packed book.
Impeccably researched and written with young readers in mind, Maria Gill provides a brief overview of the two world wars, and takes readers on a journey with the 30 Anzac Heroes.
Readers will discover the triumphs and tragedies of our heroic Anzac Army, Air force and Navy servicemen, medics, a spy, and a humanitarian – as each strives to survive wartime arenas across England, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.
Anzac Heroes includes famous soldiers such as New Zealand’s double Victoria Cross recipient Charles Upham, and honoured Australian Hughie Edwards. It also includes indigenous soldiers, Albert Knight from Australia and Peter Buck from New Zealand, and brave servicewomen such as Joice Loch and Dr Jessie Scott.
Winner of the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults Non-fiction Award
Winner of the 2016 Margaret Mahy Supreme Book of the Year Award
2017 Notable Book Award (non-fiction category)
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This book is definitely going to get plenty of use in our house over many years as I feel it is a book that children can grow into. My 4 year old son loves anything war related and really takes in the information. We have looked and read this book in so many ways. Read more … (Hayley, Kiwi Reviews)
The ANZAC Heroes book is essential in any New Zealand or Australian school library. It is a great book that, as the title suggests, tells of some of the brave men and women that fought in the two world wars. There is a balance between the three armed forces and includes medics as well as intelligence. I found the book was very well set out with lists of abbreviations, maps, timelines, as well as a medal chart and glossary. This book was designed for children nine years and over who will have varying levels of knowledge of the ANZACs and these reference pages would be great for them. Read more … (Jo, Kiwi Reviews)
It is books like this one that will keep the spirit of the Anzacs alive for the generations to come. Read more … (Marion, Booksellers NZ)
Anzac Heroes is an absolutely stunning book that highlights the courageous Anzacs who served in World War One and Two. Read more … (Zac, My Best Friends are Books)