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Digger

Digger

by Mike Dumbleton

Hardback Publication Date: 04/10/2018

 
When her brother, James, went to war, Annie stitched the name Digger onto her toy kangaroo and gave him to James as a farewell present.
'A Digger for a digger,' she said, hugging her brother.
'I'll keep him safe,' James promised.

Digger is the story of one toy kangaroo, one Australian soldier and two girls, in two countries on opposite sides of a world at war. It's a quiet reminder of the casualties of war, and a tribute to the French schoolchildren who once tended the graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Western Front in the heroic battle for Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918.

A beautiful and heartwarming story set during World War I.
ISBN:
9781760634865
9781760634865
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04-10-2018
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
260x260mm
Mike Dumbleton

Mike Dumbleton is a writer and a Literacy Consultant with many educational and children’s books to his credit. In 2005 he received the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognized his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time.

Seven of Mike’s picture books have been selected as 'Notable Books' by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Passing On, was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Also, Muddled-up Farm was selected as ‘Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003’ and as the ‘National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004’. Mike’s young adult fiction title Watch Out for Jamie Joel was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and his picture book Cat was selected as a CBCA Honour Book for 2008.

After nine years in New York, Mike has now returned to Adelaide to continue his writing and consulting work. His other interests include travel, ‘trying’ to keep fit, and watching most sports especially basketball, soccer and tennis.

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