Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story: What It Is and Why It Matters

Author(s): Philippa Werry

Children's books

This book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It 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 and the Last Post, 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


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Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014

Finalist: LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award 2014

Winner of a 2014 Storylines Notable Book Award

Philippa Werry is a librarian and children's writer whose non-fiction, poetry, stories and plays have been widely published. Her work has appeared in the School Journal and other educational publications, and some stories have been broadcast on National Radio. 'The Great Chocolate Cake Bake-off' was included in the Storylines Notable Books List 2008, and 'Enemy at the Gate' has been shortlisted in the Junior Fiction section for the NZ Post Book Awards 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9781869663803
  • : New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.
  • : New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.
  • : 0.285
  • : March 2013
  • : 265mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philippa Werry
  • : 64
  • : 940.426
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Colour and black & white