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Alternative title: My Mother’s Eyes : The Story of an Australian Boy Soldier
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier
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"William was only sixteen years old when he enlisted for the First World War. Like many other under-age boys at the time, he was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force and sent to the battlefields of France. His letters from the front reveal how, for the boy soldiers, the 'great adventure' became a tragedy"--Back cover.

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Alternative title: My Mother’s Eyes : The Story of an Australian Boy Soldier
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Lothian , 2011 .
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      Extent: 32p.
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      • Published March 2011
      ISBN: 978034411914

Works about this Work

Representations of National Identity in Fictionalized History : Children's Picture Books and World War I Heather Sharp , Vicki Parkes , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , vol. 23 no. 2 2017; (p. 126-147)

'With the centenary of World War I (WWI) commemorative events taking place, Australia’s involvement in this conflict is popularly seen as inextricably linked to a definitive national identity. Numerous children’s books have been published that represent events from WWI. Eight such picture books, aimed at primary school students and published post-2010, are selected for analysis. This analysis comes at a time when there is significant attention being paid by governments, community organisations, media outlets and the general public to the anniversary of WWI. Therefore, it is timely to analyse representations of this conflict, particularly to understand contemporary representations aimed at children.'

The Afghanistan Pup; My Mother’s Eyes : The Story of an Australian Boy Soldier Sharon Seymour , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , January 2016;

— Review of The Afghanistan Pup Mark Wilson , 2014 single work children's fiction ; My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
[Review] I Am Thomas Sarah Mayor-Cox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 19 no. 3 2011; (p. 37-38)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book ; I Am Thomas Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Untitled] Peter Christiansen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
'Wilson conveys the sense of a young man's life consumed by war without resorting to either sentimentality or any whiff of jingoism'.
Untitled Hilary Smillie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 March no. 56 2009; (p. 47-48)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
Mothers, Monsters and Terrible Plops Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 April 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book ; Harry and Hopper Margaret Wild , 2009 single work picture book ; The Terrible Plop Ursula Dubosarsky , 2009 single work picture book ; Her Mother's Face Roddy Doyle , 2008 single work picture book ; The Wrong Book Nick Bland , 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Hilary Adams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
[Untitled] Rayma Turton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
Untitled John Cohen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Hilary Smillie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 March no. 56 2009; (p. 47-48)

— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson , 2009 single work picture book
Representations of National Identity in Fictionalized History : Children's Picture Books and World War I Heather Sharp , Vicki Parkes , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , vol. 23 no. 2 2017; (p. 126-147)

'With the centenary of World War I (WWI) commemorative events taking place, Australia’s involvement in this conflict is popularly seen as inextricably linked to a definitive national identity. Numerous children’s books have been published that represent events from WWI. Eight such picture books, aimed at primary school students and published post-2010, are selected for analysis. This analysis comes at a time when there is significant attention being paid by governments, community organisations, media outlets and the general public to the anniversary of WWI. Therefore, it is timely to analyse representations of this conflict, particularly to understand contemporary representations aimed at children.'

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