Book #4 Animal Stars

The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded

by Jackie French

On Sale: 01/04/2009

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About the Book

The famous story of Simpson and his donkey - a true Anzac legend

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. 'Jackie French is excellent at telling history in an exciting way for children', writes Burke's Backyard.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732288396
  • ISBN 10: 0732288398
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/04/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 7 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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