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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078882
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

Loyal Creatures




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.

  • Pub date: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078882
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • 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


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