The Anzac Billy

Publisher details

The Anzac Billy
Author
Claire Saxby
Publisher
Walker Books
Released
01 April, 2019

Synopsis

During World War I, Australian and New Zealand soldiers on the front were sent Christmas care packages in a tin billy. The Anzac Billy is the heartwarming story of a little boy packing a billy with all his father’s favourite things – added to by mum and grandma – even though he realises there is no way that the billy can actually go to a particular soldier.
  • Tender, moving and very evocative of a time when people just had to wait and hope.
  • Perfectly researched, exquisitely rendered, no reader could fail to be moved by this story of Australian and New Zealand soldiers.
  • Published in time for Anzac Day to capitalise on interest in the wartime history of Australia and New Zealand.
Claire Saxby
About the author

Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has nearly forty books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire has been writing for children for about 15 years. Before that, she was a podiatrist, and worked in community health. She has been inspired by her own children, memories of childhood and by the children around her. Claire lives in Melbourne with her husband, three very tall sons and a dog that often pretends to be a cat.

Books by Claire Saxby

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