GREENWOOD, Kerry (text) Annie White (illus.) Gallipoli Scholastic, 2014 unpaged $24.99 ISBN 9781743621295 SCIS 1648963

The theme of mateship, remaining strong through adventures good and bad, is shown clearly in this book.  There is bravery, hardship, dry humour and fear in the well known story of the ANZACS at Gallipoli.  We travel with Dusty and Bluey from their Australian departure in 1914 to training in Egypt, landing at Gallipoli, through months of hardship, wounding (and meeting Simpson and his donkey) sickness, retreat, separation and eventual re-unification back home.  The water colour illustrations clearly reveal the emotions, landscapes and memories and complement the text.  RT

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