Children and young adult books April 2012

By Ann Packer In Books

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21st April, 2012
It all started in 1915 – and that first Anzac Day is where Australian writer Jackie French begins her history. With illustrations by Mark Wilson, A DAY TO REMEMBER (Angus & Robertson, $29.99) documents the day itself – admittedly from an Aussie perspective – from the earliest dawn services (men only, lest the women’s weeping disturb the silence) to youth homage at Anzac Cove. Definitely ours is THE RED POPPY (Scholastic, $33), a beautifully produced picture book (top marks to designer Penelope Newman) from David Hill and Fifi Colston paying homage ...

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