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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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It is 1942 and Joey Smith, an evacuee from Sydney, sees a Japanese soldier in the hills behind the town. But in 1942 many people have nightmares about invasion. Is the soldier real? Why does he stay on the hill above the farm? This is a story about adventure, friendship, loss and prejudice - and above all a day to day account of life in a country town in 1942 - the fears, the rationing, the extraordinary dedication of women and children raising money for the war effort or making camouflage nets. Of Aunt Lallie who keeps organising to try to forget, the telegraph boy who must deliver the telegrams that everyone dreads, Miss Tidcombe who believes the invasion has started because someone is stealing her cats and Myrtle, the baker's daughter, who comes to believe in the soldier too. (Source: Author's website)

Notes

  • Also available as a sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains a Japanese character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1997 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 0207196370

Works about this Work

Historical Novels by Jackie French Wendy Michaels , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 3 2004; (p. 21-22)
Blast Off Margrette Lemona , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: School Magazine , February vol. 83 no. 1 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lina Paladino , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1998; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Shelda Debowski , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Shelda Debowski , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Blast Off Margrette Lemona , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: School Magazine , February vol. 83 no. 1 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lina Paladino , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1998; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Soldier on the Hill Jackie French 1997 single work children's fiction
Historical Novels by Jackie French Wendy Michaels , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 3 2004; (p. 21-22)
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