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ANZAC Girl: the War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

Jess Racklyeft Kate Simpson



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Allen & Unwin
01 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; True stories (Children's&YA)
It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate.

Using extracts from Alice's actual diaries kept in the Australian War Memorial, this true story captures the danger, the heartache and the history of the young nurse who would one day become the most decorated woman in Australia.
By:   Kate Simpson
Illustrated by:   Jess Racklyeft
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 242mm, 
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9781760637019
ISBN 10:   1760637017
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 6 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Simpson is a picture book author, podcast host and incurable bookworm. She loves books about girls who march to the beat of their own drum and about women who change the world. She is the great-granddaughter of Alice Ross-King. Jess Racklyeft is the acclaimed creator of cards, picture books, original paintings, prints and all types of different illustrated projects. She worked in publishing sales for many years, but now works full-time as an artist and illustrator. Recent awards include the CBCA Notable for Picture Book of the Year two years running.

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