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The Resource Roly the Anzac donkey, written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper

Roly the Anzac donkey, written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper

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Roly the Anzac donkey
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Roly the Anzac donkey
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written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Based on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers. But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli - and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly? Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper are the author and illustrator of the hugely successful picture books Le Quesnoy and Jim's Letters. Roly the Anzac Donkey is a moving retelling of Glyn Harper's 2004 story The Donkey Man, reinvigorated for a new generation of children with Jenny Cooper's beautiful illustrations, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion
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Storylines (New Zealand) Notable Book, 2016.
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10411811
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1958-
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Harper, Glyn
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1961-
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Cooper, Jenny
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True
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  • Henderson, Richard Alexander
  • New Zealand
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Children's stories, New Zealand
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Donkeys
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Roly the Anzac donkey, written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper
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Copyright
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  • "Roly, the Anzac donkey is adapted from Glyn Harper's original text The donkey man, first published by Reed, 2004"--Title page verso
  • Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
791697
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780143506638
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Roly the Anzac donkey, written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Roly, the Anzac donkey is adapted from Glyn Harper's original text The donkey man, first published by Reed, 2004"--Title page verso
  • Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
791697
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780143506638
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

    • Malabar Community LibraryBorrow it
      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
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