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When Empire calls / Ken Catran.

By: Catran, Ken [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2012Description: 206 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781869435554 .Subject(s): South African War, 1899-1902 -- Children's fiction | Brothers -- Children's fiction | War -- Children's fiction | Soldiers -- Children's fiction | Letters -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: Its 1899 and James' two brothers (Edward and Lionel) go to fight in the Boer War. Life continues for James, going to school, helping out on the family farm and working for Fred, the local shopkeeper. Edward's letters to James describe the horrors of war, which Fred knows only too well. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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When Empire calls, men go to war ... and families suffer. It's early days in the Boer War and the small farming community of Huia is gripped by patriotic fervour. Men, young and old, are eager to join up and head overseas to fight the 'evil scoundrel folk in Africa who opposed the British Empire and had to be taught a lesson'. When his two elder brothers join up, James is left to help his father run the family farm, as well as helping out in the local village store, for the irascible old 'Croaky Fred', a bad-tempered old codger who always speaks his mind - and he has nothing good to say about war in any form. Turns out Fred has a secret ...

Novel for children.

Its 1899 and James' two brothers (Edward and Lionel) go to fight in the Boer War. Life continues for James, going to school, helping out on the family farm and working for Fred, the local shopkeeper. Edward's letters to James describe the horrors of war, which Fred knows only too well. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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