Dreaming Soldiers by Catherine Bauer
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A powerful and moving story about true mateship.
Jimmy and Johnno are best mates. The two young friends do everything together, sharing adventures and growing up side by side in the dusty cattle yards of an Australian Outback station. When World War One strikes, they head overseas to fight on the battlefields of the Western Front. Two boys from different cultures. A friendship for life.
"We were very excited to receive our Dreaming Soldiers books from you in time to commemorate ANZAC Day this year. We took some lessons outside this year and our Year 5 students enjoyed the opportunity to share this beautiful story with our Kindergarten friends. There are so many things to love about this book, but we agreed that the story of friendship was our favourite, as well as the images of the canoe trees on the first page. (We have just been looking at canoe trees at a place called Little Beach near where we live.)"
Review by Kristen Jones