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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.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670078882

    March 25, 2015

    Viking

    176 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Paperback

    9780670077427

    May 28, 2014

    Viking

    176 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743480717

    May 28, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    160 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2015
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Older Children
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Shortlisted
    8–10 Years
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Notable Book
    Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Boy Overboard
Once
Maybe
Girl Underground
Now
After
Soon
Once And Then
Snot Chocolate
Doubting Thomas
Help Around the House
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Grace
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Water Wings
Second Childhood
The Other Facts of Life

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