My Brother's War by David Hill


My Brother's War by David Hill

It's 1914 - the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. Far away in New Zealand, William is keen to join up and fight the Germans but his younger brother, Edmund, is totally against the war and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested for being a 'conchie' and locked up in prison. Then he too is made to work for the army. What happens on the terrible battlefields in France? Will either brother live to fight another day?


'...there are stories that need to be told over and over again, to introduce a new generation of readers to important ideas and to critical times in their country's history...' - New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults '...this is an important and highly readable book.' - NZ Listener 'Beautifully written and deeply engrossing' - Otago Daily Times

'Real, raw ... and fabulous all at the same time'

- Adele Broadbent, writer/reviewer

About the Author

David Hill studied at the Victoria University of Wellington and became a high school teacher, teaching both in New Zealand and the UK. He is now one of New Zealand's most highly regarded authors for children and young people. David's books have been published internationally and his short stories and plays for young people have been broadcast worldwide. He has won numerous awards for his writing in New Zealand and overseas and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004.

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252 pages


David Hill
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Publication date

1st February 2015



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