The Anzac Billy

The Anzac Billy

by Claire SaxbyMark Jackson and Heather Potter

Hardback Publication Date: 01/04/2019

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A tender, moving story of a child waiting at home for the return of his father from serving in WWI.

During World War I, Australian and New Zealand soldiers on the front were sent Christmas care packages in a tin billy.

The Anzac Billy is the heartwarming story of a little boy packing a billy with all his father’s favourite things – added to by mum and grandma – even though he realises there is no way that the billy can actually go to a particular soldier.

  • Tender, moving and very evocative of a time when people just had to wait and hope. 
  • Perfectly researched, exquisitely rendered, no reader could fail to be moved by this story of Australian and New Zealand soldiers. 
  • Published in time for Anzac Day to capitalise on interest in the wartime history of Australia and New Zealand.
ISBN:
9781925126815
9781925126815
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-04-2019
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
267x255mm
Weight:
0.46kg
Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby was born in Melbourne and grew up in Newcastle. She’s lived in more houses than she can remember, and attended many schools.

Claire is the author of many books including There Was an Old Sailor, illustrated by Cassandra Allen, which won the Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, Australia and New Zealand Division, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, 2011.

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions.

Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder was shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010.

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