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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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An account (narrative non fiction) of the story of John Kilpatrick Simpson and how he and his donkey, Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the campaign at Gallipoli. The text includes a brief biography of the man, details of his work at Gallipoli and also the little known story of how, without realising, he rescued his childhood friend from South Shields, Billy Lowes. The text also includes fact files on Simpson and Billy Lowes, maps, and additional historical background information such as how Duffy received a VC. (Trove)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in Turkey, and contains Turkish and Indian characters.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus., map
      ISBN: 9781921150180 (hbk.)
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      Candlewick Press , 2008 .
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      Alternative title: The Donkey of Gallipoli : A True Story of Courage in World War I
      Extent: 32p.
      ISBN: 9780763639136 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Remembering the Past through Picture Books Cherie Allan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Picture Books and Beyond 2014; (p. 12-24)

In anticipation of the commemorations around the centenary of World War 1 (2014-2018) this chapter examines the ways in which war and its effects have been represented in picture books for children. It looks at the ways in which these picture books create “textual monuments” as points of reference through which younger generations can “develop a narrative of the past” and “explore different points of view”.

Simpson and His Donkey by Mark Greenwood Anastasia Gonis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2014;

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Ruins or Foundations : Great War Literature in the Australian Curriculum Clare Rhoden , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'The Great War has been represented in Australian curricula since 1914, in texts with tones ranging from bellicose patriotism to idealistic pacifism. Australian curricula have included war literature as one way of transmitting cultural values, values that continue to evolve as successive generations relate differently to war and peace. Changes in ethical perspectives and popular feeling have guided text selection and pedagogy, so that texts which were once accepted as foundational to Australian society seem, at later times, to document civilisation's ruin.

In recent years, overseas texts have been preferred above Australian examples as mediators of the Great War, an event still held by many to be of essential importance to Australia. This paper first considers arguments for including Great War texts on the national curriculum, exploring what war literature can, and cannot, be expected to bring to the program. Interrogating the purpose/s of war literature in the curriculum and the ways in which the texts may be used to meet such expectations, the paper then discusses styles of war texts and investigates whether there is a case for including more texts by Australian authors.' (Author's abstract)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
Untitled Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 April 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Children Experience War Alongside a Larrikin Hero Claire Low , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 April 2008; (p. 9)
Hit with a Waddy Nigel Pearn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 303 2008; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Colour My World! Stephanie Owen Reeder 2008 single work picture book ; When Henry Caught Imaginitis Nick Bland 2008 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty Leigh Hobbs 2007 single work picture book ; Miss Bilby Colin Thiele 2007 single work picture book ; Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book ; Old Tucker Man Debbie Austin 2007 single work picture book
Simpson and His Donkey Jane Connolly , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May 2008 vol. 52 no. 2 2008; (p. 10-12)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book ; Lofty's Mission Krista Bell 2007 single work picture book
Untitled Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 April 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Hit with a Waddy Nigel Pearn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 303 2008; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Colour My World! Stephanie Owen Reeder 2008 single work picture book ; When Henry Caught Imaginitis Nick Bland 2008 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty Leigh Hobbs 2007 single work picture book ; Miss Bilby Colin Thiele 2007 single work picture book ; Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book ; Old Tucker Man Debbie Austin 2007 single work picture book
Simpson and His Donkey Jane Connolly , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 23 no. 1 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May 2008 vol. 52 no. 2 2008; (p. 10-12)

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book ; Lofty's Mission Krista Bell 2007 single work picture book
Simpson and His Donkey by Mark Greenwood Anastasia Gonis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2014;

— Review of Simpson and His Donkey Mark Greenwood 2008 single work picture book
Children Experience War Alongside a Larrikin Hero Claire Low , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 April 2008; (p. 9)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
Ruins or Foundations : Great War Literature in the Australian Curriculum Clare Rhoden , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'The Great War has been represented in Australian curricula since 1914, in texts with tones ranging from bellicose patriotism to idealistic pacifism. Australian curricula have included war literature as one way of transmitting cultural values, values that continue to evolve as successive generations relate differently to war and peace. Changes in ethical perspectives and popular feeling have guided text selection and pedagogy, so that texts which were once accepted as foundational to Australian society seem, at later times, to document civilisation's ruin.

In recent years, overseas texts have been preferred above Australian examples as mediators of the Great War, an event still held by many to be of essential importance to Australia. This paper first considers arguments for including Great War texts on the national curriculum, exploring what war literature can, and cannot, be expected to bring to the program. Interrogating the purpose/s of war literature in the curriculum and the ways in which the texts may be used to meet such expectations, the paper then discusses styles of war texts and investigates whether there is a case for including more texts by Australian authors.' (Author's abstract)
Remembering the Past through Picture Books Cherie Allan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Picture Books and Beyond 2014; (p. 12-24)

In anticipation of the commemorations around the centenary of World War 1 (2014-2018) this chapter examines the ways in which war and its effects have been represented in picture books for children. It looks at the ways in which these picture books create “textual monuments” as points of reference through which younger generations can “develop a narrative of the past” and “explore different points of view”.

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