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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac
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On 28 June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne aboard the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. "Soldier Boy" is Jim's extraordinary true story, the story of a young and enthusiastic school boy who became Australia's youngest known Anzac. Four months after leaving his home country he would be numbered among the dead, just one of so many soldier boys who travelled halfway around the world for the chance of adventure. This is, however, just as much the story of Jim's mother, Amelia Martin. It is the heartbreaking tale of the mother who had to let him go, of his family who lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend. It is about Amelia's boy who, like so many others, just wanted to be in on the action. (Trove)

Notes

  • A companion book to Young Digger.
  • Also published in braille and sound recording format.
  • Dedication: For my wife, Gillian
  • Teacher's resources available at Penguin Random House website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      Penguin ,
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      Extent: 174p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports., [12]p. of plates, bibl.
      ISBN: 0141003308

Works about this Work

Living Historical Fiction Anthony Hill , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 24 no. 3 2009; (p. 12-13)
Hill talks about the maxim he shares with novelist Patrick O'Brian, that 'authenticity is a jewel' when it comes to historical fiction.
Lest We Forget : Stories From the Front Anthony Hill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May 2008 vol. 52 no. 2 2008; (p. 8-9)
Just the Spot for their Plots Lynne Minion , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2008; (p. 4-5)
No-Man's-Land Has Two Sides : A View for Children of Gallipoli, 1915, from the Turkish and Australian Trenches John Foster , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 41 no. 4 2003; (p. 21-27)
Examines books dealing with the same campaign, reflecting the feelings of people whose ancestors fought that battle nearly ninety years ago
Novels for the Classroom Helen Sykes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , Winter no. 137 2003; (p. 57-65)

— Review of Augustine's Lunch Laura Bloom , 2001 single work novel ; Boots and All Sherryl Clark , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete : A Tale of Underground Uncertainty Geoffrey McSkimming , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Dj Max Lisa Forrest , 2002 single work novel ; The Dons Archimede Fusillo , 2001 single work novel ; The Fifth Quest Debra Oswald , 2002 single work novel ; Grinders Chris Wheat , 2001 single work novel ; Grommet Saves the World James Moloney , 2003 single work novel ; Monstered Bernie Monagle , 2001 single work novel ; Old Ridley Gary Crew , 2002 single work picture book ; Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography ; Treasure Hunters Allan Baillie , 2002 single work novel ; The Whale's Child Gillian Rubinstein , 2002 single work novel ; White Ute Dreaming Scot Gardner , 2002 single work novel ; Winning Elaine Forrestal , 2002 single work children's fiction
Novels for the Classroom Helen Sykes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , Winter no. 137 2003; (p. 57-65)

— Review of Augustine's Lunch Laura Bloom , 2001 single work novel ; Boots and All Sherryl Clark , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete : A Tale of Underground Uncertainty Geoffrey McSkimming , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Dj Max Lisa Forrest , 2002 single work novel ; The Dons Archimede Fusillo , 2001 single work novel ; The Fifth Quest Debra Oswald , 2002 single work novel ; Grinders Chris Wheat , 2001 single work novel ; Grommet Saves the World James Moloney , 2003 single work novel ; Monstered Bernie Monagle , 2001 single work novel ; Old Ridley Gary Crew , 2002 single work picture book ; Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography ; Treasure Hunters Allan Baillie , 2002 single work novel ; The Whale's Child Gillian Rubinstein , 2002 single work novel ; White Ute Dreaming Scot Gardner , 2002 single work novel ; Winning Elaine Forrestal , 2002 single work children's fiction
The Human Touch Greg Kerr , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 April 2001; (p. 9)

— Review of Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography
Brave Little Trooper Saluted Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 21 April 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography
The short, sad life of our youngest soldier Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 April 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography
Cover Book Kevin Steinberger , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 16 no. 2 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill , 2001 single work biography
Interview with Anthony Hill Laurie Copping , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 14)
The Children's Book Council of Australia : Annual Awards 2002 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 2-13)
War and Dispossession in Children's Books Robin Morrow , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 3 2003; (p. 6-8)
No-Man's-Land Has Two Sides : A View for Children of Gallipoli, 1915, from the Turkish and Australian Trenches John Foster , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 41 no. 4 2003; (p. 21-27)
Examines books dealing with the same campaign, reflecting the feelings of people whose ancestors fought that battle nearly ninety years ago
Just the Spot for their Plots Lynne Minion , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2008; (p. 4-5)
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