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Bobby, the Littlest War Hero

By Glyn Harper | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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This is the story of Bobby - the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to dig, while Bobby's job is to warn the... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
26 Feb 2018
Author(s)
Glyn Harper
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143771876
Dimensions
241mm x 285mm x 4mm
Pages
32
Format
Paperback
Release Date
26 Feb 2018
Author(s)
Glyn Harper
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143771876
Dimensions
241mm x 285mm x 4mm
Pages
32

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12 Mar 2018

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Bobby, the Littlest War Hero

each year our publishers produce quality new Zealand children’s picture books reflecting unique stories of anZaC and military service in World War one or two. this is the newest from reputable historian author glyn Harper. telling the story of the new Zealand contribution to the british empire tunnelling companies in World War one. the tunnelling tactic was to dig underground beneath enemy lines and set off explosions. in this tale, bobby is a canary with the First Dominion tunnelling company from new Zealand. Canaries were used to detect dangerous gas when digging and bobby does a splendid job protecting the men. i loved the use of accurate place names to help children learn about key battle areas including the Somme and arras in France. it is beautifully written with compassion as Jack cares for the canary and plays his harmonica too. there is a subtle but powerful message about freedom woven into the tale and reflections that animals were heroic too. Perfect for schools or for your young reader to help them understand the complex issue of war and memory.

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