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y separately published work icon Digger : The Dog Who Went to War single work   picture book   children's   war literature  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Digger : The Dog Who Went to War
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'A heartfelt story of the bond of love and devotion between a man and his dog in war.

'Matthew, a young Australian soldier, smuggles his beloved dog, Digger, onto the troop ship when he leaves to fight in World War One. At the front, Matthew works as a stretcher-bearer and Digger helps him rescue the wounded. Together, they face the triumphs and tragedies of the Western Front.

'Based on the true story of Driver, a puppy that was smuggled onto an Australian troop ship during World War One, this heartfelt story shows that the bond of love and devotion between a man and his dog cannot be broken, even by the tragedy of war.' (Publication summary)

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Works about this Work

The ANZAC Tribulations at Gallipoli in Recent Australian Children’s Literature Hervé Cantero , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglica : An International Journal of English Studies , vol. 28 no. 3 2019; (p. 85-96)

'Generations of Australian children have been presented with iconic figures and values associated with the events of 1915 at Gallipoli and involved in the ritual practices of remembrance exemplified by Anzac Day ceremonies throughout a corpus of children’s literature which ranges from picture books for pre-schoolers to young adult fiction. This paper aims to broadly identify the narrative strategies at work in a selection of recent stories of brave animals helping the Aussie boys under fire or paeans to the duty of personal and communal remembrance and to examine them in a larger context of national self-representation.'  (Publication abstract)

Review : Digger the Dog Who Went to War Maureen Mann , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2015;

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
Little Diggers Stephen Romei , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Last Anzac Gordon Winch , 2015 single work picture book ; Meet... The ANZACs Claire Saxby , 2014 single work information book ; And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda Eric Bogle , 2015 single work picture book ; My Gallipoli Ruth Starke , 2015 single work novel ; Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Digger Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 30 no. 1 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
War in the Eyes of a Child Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 March 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
War in the Eyes of a Child Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 March 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Digger Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 30 no. 1 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
Little Diggers Stephen Romei , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Last Anzac Gordon Winch , 2015 single work picture book ; Meet... The ANZACs Claire Saxby , 2014 single work information book ; And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda Eric Bogle , 2015 single work picture book ; My Gallipoli Ruth Starke , 2015 single work novel ; Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
Review : Digger the Dog Who Went to War Maureen Mann , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2015;

— Review of Digger : The Dog Who Went to War Mark Wilson , 2015 single work picture book
The ANZAC Tribulations at Gallipoli in Recent Australian Children’s Literature Hervé Cantero , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglica : An International Journal of English Studies , vol. 28 no. 3 2019; (p. 85-96)

'Generations of Australian children have been presented with iconic figures and values associated with the events of 1915 at Gallipoli and involved in the ritual practices of remembrance exemplified by Anzac Day ceremonies throughout a corpus of children’s literature which ranges from picture books for pre-schoolers to young adult fiction. This paper aims to broadly identify the narrative strategies at work in a selection of recent stories of brave animals helping the Aussie boys under fire or paeans to the duty of personal and communal remembrance and to examine them in a larger context of national self-representation.'  (Publication abstract)

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