A Child's War
Troy would rather kill soldiers in his computer game than write an essay for the Anzac Day competition. But when Mum comes home from Nanna Elsie's with old photos and a journal from Gallipoli, he has a change of heart.
So moved by Troy’s realistic transcript, the old digger judging the competition chooses Troy’s entry to win first prize. Even Troy’s best mate, Harry, feels some patriotism.
Woven throughout the story are journal entries written by Troy’s ancestor, Arthur, who was just a child when he ran off to war. Arthur’s words take the reader into the harsh reality of trench warfare at Gallipoli and contrast with Troy’s comfortable and indulged life in the current day.
The beautiful cover was created by the amazingly talented, Aaron Pocock.
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