A special limited edition, author signed hardcover for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, this is the powerful story of a 16-year-old volunteer and his horse in World War One and the journey towards his own kind of bravery.
They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse, but war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty...
1914. War. Did I want to volunteer with Daisy? Course I did. When I told Dad he tried to wallop me round the head with a canvas bucket. 'You're fifteen,' he said.
In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine young Frank experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life. From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's story grows out of some of the key moments in Australia's history.
The powerful story of a young man's journey towards his own kind of bravery.
Australian Book Industry Awards
Shortlisted • 2015 • Book of the Year for Older Children
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
Shortlisted • 2015 • 8–10 Years
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Notable Book • 2015 • Older Readers
REAL Children's Choice Awards
Shortlisted • 2016 • Fiction for Years 7–9