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Soldier Boy

Anthony Hill


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PUBLISHED: 2nd November 2000
ISBN: 9780141003306
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On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages 12 and over.
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  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 2nd November 2000
ISBN: 9780141003306
ANNOTATION:
On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages 12 and over.

Annotation

On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages 12 and over.

Publisher Description

The true story of Jim Martin, the youngest Anzac. On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima, bound ultimately for Gallipoli. He was just 14 years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story of how an inexperienced & enthusiastic school boy became Australia's youngest Anzac.

Author Biography

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. His most recent book for adults, The Story of Billy Young, was published in 2012. His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults. His most recent children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. It follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to his remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story. He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner. Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian. Their daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Emily, live in Melbourne.

Prizes

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2002

Product Details

Author
Anthony Hill
Audience Age
12-99
ISBN-10
0141003308
ISBN-13
9780141003306
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac
Edition
1st
Year
2000
Publication Date
2000-11-02
Pages
192
Illustrations
illustrations
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication
Australia