19 Oct 2012
WWII Children's Literature
Australians are hugely patriotic about Gallipoli and our Anzac heroes, and WWI is represented in numerous children's books and novels. Not so WWII. This second war is pictured far more grimly than the first and it features less often in the pages of literature.
Next year Jemimah will be studying WWII as part of our Australianised AO6 (Where has the time gone?) I've begun putting together a list of living books that cover this time period, but I would love it if any of you know of others - it's a pretty sparse list, so far. I haven't read any of these books, so if you have, I'd love to hear what you think of them as well.
Sun on the Stubble by Colin Thiele (Life between the Wars.)
Peter & Co by Mary Grant Bruce
Karalta by Mary Grant Bruce
The Randy: the Story of a Mystery Ship by Dorothy Lucie Sanders
Nowhere to Hide by Mavis Thorpe Clark
The Secret of the Desert by Coutts Brisbane
Closer to the Stars by Max Fatchen
Soldier on the Hill by Jackie French
Kokoda Track: 101 Days by Peter Macinnis
Have a nice weekend, everyone. We're off to our local Show. Jemimah and her Daddy have an ongoing dodgemcar challenge going. I wonder who'll come out on top tomorrow!