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I Was Only Nineteen
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John Schumann Craig Smith
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I Was Only Nineteen

John Schumann Craig Smith


9781760527044

Allen & Unwin


Children's & Educational;
Picture storybooks


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32 pages

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Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay. This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean. And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens. God help me, I was only nineteen.

John Schumann's unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and into our history books. Now they've been warmly brought to life by one of Australia's best-loved illustrators.

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By:   John Schumann
Illustrated by:   Craig Smith
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 270mm, 
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781760527044
ISBN 10:   1760527041
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Best known for his leadership of legendary Australian folk-rock band Redgum, JOHN SCHUMANN's Vietnam War anthem, 'I was only 19' changed the way our nation thinks about how we treat our war veterans. Described by rock historian Glenn A Baker as 'one of the finest songwriters this country has produced', John has received almost every award the Australian music industry has to offer. His songs have been paid the ultimate compliment by becoming the property of the people and country they were written about. His lyrics are read in schools and universities across Australia. CRAIG SMITH is one of Australia's most prolific children's book illustrators. He has collaborated with many of Australia's best-loved authors, such as Paul Jennings and Doug MacLeod, and illustrated books for Allen & Unwin including The Big Ball of String, The Boy Who Built the Boat, Heather Fell in the Water and Where Are You, Banana?

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