One Minute's Silence

One Minute's Silence 2

by David Metzenthen and Michael Camilleri

Hardback Publication Date: 23/07/2014

5/5 Rating 2 Reviews
RRP  $29.99 $24.25

In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above...

In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you...

In One Minute's Silence, you are the story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives. A moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of Remembrance Day.

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David Metzenthen

David Metzenthen is a Melbourne boy. He was an advertising copywriter before turning to fiction, and a builder's labourer to support his first twenty years as a writer for young people.

David is a learner surfer, a keen fly fisherman, and a tree hugger from way back. He tries to write stories that will explain and entertain and be worthy of the reader's time. The natural world is where he likes to spend time, and he is a supporter of various environmental foundations.

He hopes to write the perfect book, knows it will never happen, but works in hope... David is married to Fiona and has two children, a dog, and a couple of parrots. He has travelled overseas but is inspired by this country and hopes always to feel that way.

Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri makes picture books, comics, animations and theatre and creatively directs a number of other projects. Past projects include The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships (watch on youtube), Vienna 1913 (find at Pound Records), and various comics.

He is currently working on a new picture book for Allen & Unwin and Concept Design for the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra. Michael lives in Northcote with his partner Katherine, his son Ruben and a cavoodle called Buster.

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  • One of the best children's books on remembrance and reflection

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    Here you are invited to imagine what Gallipoli was like from both sides of the battle, both as a digger and from the Turkish perspective, to reflect on the reality of war and what it means for those involved. Simple, but highly effective, you may need tissues handy for this one.

  • May need tissues for this one

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    A moving and powerful book which invites readers to imagine themselves at the battlefield of Gallipoli, not only from the Digger perspective but also from that of the Turks. The emotions will run high when reading this one.