Angel of Kokoda

Angel of Kokoda

by Mark Wilson

Hardback Publication Date: 11/03/2010

$24.99
Twelve-year-old Kari grew up along the banks of the Kusumi River, east of the village of Kokoda. His father taught him the traditional ways of his people, and Sister Mary taught him English at the mission schoolhouse. One day Kari's peaceful world is shattered when a bomb rips through the village of Kokoda. Kari searches among the wounded and finds a young soldier lying in a ditch. The soldier is badly hurt, but Kari will not leave him. Together they make the perilous journey to safety along the Kokoda Track. During the Pacific War of World War II, a series of battles were fought along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The villagers who assisted the troops became known as the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. Using a combination of oil paintings and pencil sketches, Mark Wilson bring this important period of history to life in this stunning picture book for older readers.
ISBN:
9780734411280
Category:
Picture storybooks
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
11-03-2010
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
284x267x9mm
Weight:
0.48kg
Mark Wilson

Acclaimed author/illustrator Mark Wilson's picture books include the war-themed series, My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Boy Soldier (2009), Angel of Kokoda (2010), Vietnam Diary (2013) and Digger, The Dog Who Went To War (2015).

He has also written and illustrated Migaloo, The White Whale (2015), Beth: The Story of a Child Coonvict (2016) and the art-themed books Ben & Gracie's Art Adventure (2011) and Inside The World of Tom Roberts (2012).

His other titles include the Wilderness Society and Whitley Award-winning Extinction series I Saw Nothing: The Extinction of the Thylacine; I Said Nothing: The Extinction of the Paradise Parrot and I Did Nothing: The Extinction of the Gastric Brooding Frog and Yellow-Eye (2002), which also won the Wilderness Society Award. Mark lives in Frankston, Victoria.

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