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Best mates : three lads who went to war together / Philippa Werry and Bob Kerr.

By: Werry, Philippa, 1958- [author.].
Contributor(s): Kerr, Bob, 1951- [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd, 2014Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781869664114 :; 9781869664114; 1869664116.Subject(s): Soldiers -- Children's picture books | War -- Children's picture books | Best friends -- Children's picture books | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula -- Children's picture books | Friendship -- Children's picture booksGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: "The three young soldiers in the story are best friends from school, and they leave New Zealand together to go and fight at Gallipoli. Landing first in Egypt, they travel by ship to Anzac Cove and dig into trenches to fight the Turkish troops holding the peninsula. Conditions are tough and Joe gets sick, but his mates help him off on the hospital ship. Then Harry is fatally wounded and his burial has to take place on the cliff-top, away from the snipers. The three friends are reunited many years later, when the two men fly to Gallipoli and lay poppies on Harry's grave"--Publisher information.
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The three young soldiers in the story are best friends from school, and they leave New Zealand together to go and fight at Gallipoli. Landing first in Egypt, they travel by ship to Anzac Cove and dig into trenches to fight the Turkish troops holding the peninsula. Conditions are tough and Joe gets sick, but his mates help him off on the hospital ship. Then Harry is fatally wounded and his burial has to take place on the cliff-top, away from the snipers. The three friends are reunited many years later, when two men fly to Gallipoli and lay poppies on Harry's grave. Taking her inspiration from Anzac Day, the New Zealand story Philippa Werry captures the essence of the Anzac spirit with her moving tale about mateship. The illustrated factual text on pages 30-31 spread provides extra information about the events pictured in the story.

Picture story book for children.

"The three young soldiers in the story are best friends from school, and they leave New Zealand together to go and fight at Gallipoli. Landing first in Egypt, they travel by ship to Anzac Cove and dig into trenches to fight the Turkish troops holding the peninsula. Conditions are tough and Joe gets sick, but his mates help him off on the hospital ship. Then Harry is fatally wounded and his burial has to take place on the cliff-top, away from the snipers. The three friends are reunited many years later, when the two men fly to Gallipoli and lay poppies on Harry's grave"--Publisher information.

Primary, intermediate.

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