My Brother's War by David Hill
  

My Brother's War

Written by David Hill
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Synopsis

My Brother's War by David Hill

Winner of the Junior Fiction Award and Children's Choice Junior Fiction Award, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2013.Winner of the Lianza Librarians' Choice Award, 2013.It's New Zealand, 1914, and the biggest war the world has known has just broken out in Europe. William eagerly enlists for the army but his younger brother, Edmund, is a conscientious objector and refuses to fight. While William trains to be a soldier, Edmund is arrested. Both brothers will end up on the bloody battlefields of France, but their journeys there are very different. And what they experience at the front line will challenge the beliefs that led them there.In 2002, David Hill won the Children's Literature Foundation Award for See Ya Simon and the same book won the TES Award for Special Needs in 1994. In 2003, he was the Robert Lord writer-in-residence and in 2005 he received the Margaret Mahy Medal for his significant contribution to children's literature in New Zealand. His books have been translated into French, Chinese and Estonian. His short stories and plays for teenagers and young readers have been published and broadcast in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. It is a searing read but the book speaks with great authority. Clare Morpurgo, The School Librarian (UK publication)? ...this is an important and highly readable book. NZ Listener? ...there are stories that need to be told over and over again ... NZ Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults? Beautifully written and deeply engrossing. Otago Daily Times

Reviews

'...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 spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Napier. He studied at the Victoria University of Wellington and became a high school teacher, teaching both in New Zealand and the UK. He became a full-time writer in 1982 and is 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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
252 pages

Author

David Hill
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Publisher

Aurora Metro Publications

Publication date

1st February 2015

ISBN

9781906582630


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