Do Not Forget Australia

Do Not Forget Australia Do Not Forget Australia gains its name from the yellow sign in the playground at Villers Bretonneux the message is repeated in both English and French through the classrooms of this symbolic school

  • Title: Do Not Forget Australia
  • Author: Sally Murphy Sonia Kretschmar
  • ISBN: 9781921529863
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do Not Forget Australia gains its name from the yellow sign in the playground, at Villers Bretonneux, the message is repeated in both English and French through the classrooms of this symbolic school.

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    1. Do Not Forget Australia is an account of the participation of Australian soldiers fighting on French battlefields during World War I. The story links two boys of similar ages: Henri in the French village of Villers-Bretoneux, and Billy in Melbourne. Some elements of the story are a bit predictable and the narrative relatively simple. However, the picture book would be well-suited in a unit on integrated studies about World War I, other aspects of history, or a study of the way World War I has be [...]

    2. Beautiful illustrations don't save this story about Villers-Bretonneux from being clunky and overly didactic. Might be useful for introducing a WWI history unit but doesn't stand on its own merit.

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