The New Zealand Story: What It Is and Why It Matters
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||265 x 210|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||Children's & young adult: general non-fiction / Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's/YA)|
Aimed at school children but useful for the whole family, this fascinating book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers about this important subject.
This book covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campaign and the Great War, right through to the format of the commemorative services held annually throughout the country. The author identifies important memorials around New Zealand, examines the national anthem, the tradition of Anzac biscuits, the Last Post and Reveille music, plus much more. She also offers websites and projects for further study.
The thoroughly researched information is presented alongside numerous images, both historic and contemporary, giving children a very clear view of the significance and background to Anzac Day.
Philippa is a children's writer with wide experience in writing fiction and non-fiction for both trade and educational purposes.She has books with New Holland that have been nominated in various book awards.
Philippa has written a number of informative books with New Holland: Anzac Day, Armistice Day, Waitangi Day, Best Mates and The New Zealand Wars. Antarctic Journeys joins the list.