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A rose for the Anzac boys, Jackie French

Label
A rose for the Anzac boys
Title
A rose for the Anzac boys
Statement of responsibility
Jackie French
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story starts in 1915. Midge Macpherson is at school in England, having been sent there from New Zealand after her father's death. Her brothers are both serving in the war; her younger brother was last heard of at the Gallipoli campaign earlier that year. Her cousins are serving in the British army. Keen to 'do their bit' for the war effort, Midge and her school friends, Ethel and Anne, start up a canteen behind the front in France. Anne, daughter of English aristocracy, can't wait to escape her inevitable future of being married off to someone 'suitable', and Ethel, a Yorkshire lass, six foot tall and built like a rugby player, isn't exactly debutante material. As the war goes on, the girls start to see the consequences of the 'noble cause' they're supporting, graphically illustrated by letters from Midge's brother Dougie, her aunt Lallie (who is running a hospital ward in Alexandria), and a couple of Australians also serving on the front, Gordon Marks and Harry Harrison. Midge, resourceful for her years, is 'borrowed' by the ambulance service, thus witnessing at close hand the carnage of the battlefields, and hearing the stories of those who come back. She sings songs to the dying, learns to tolerate hit-and-miss anaesthesia and twelve-hour shifts, and meets some remarkable people. She accepts a birthday gift of a drawing, done by a blinded soldier, of a vase of roses. And, on her return to New Zealand, discovers that her world has changed, and she must seek out her future in Australia." -- Provided by publisher
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Summary
It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. Ages 14+
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Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
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353349
Cataloging source
ANL
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French, Jackie
Dewey number
823.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For secondary school age
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750
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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True
Series statement
Matilda saga
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World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A rose for the Anzac boys, Jackie French
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042204390
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732285401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
Label
A rose for the Anzac boys, Jackie French
Publication
Control code
000042204390
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
290 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732285401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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