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Is part of Animal Stars Jackie French , 2006 series - author children's fiction (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded
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'Most Australians know of Simpson and his donkey, who became heroes at Gallipoli, even among the Turkish forces. Few know where the donkey came from, or what happened to him after World War I. Or that another man carried on rescuing the wounded with the donkey after Simpson died. This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It′s also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson′s death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our understanding of this story of Anzac heroism.'

Source: Publisher's website http://www.harpercollins.com.au/ (Sighted 16/02/11)

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  • Dedication: To Edward Alexander 'Alec' Stubbs and his mate Stan Holden, and to all the other stretcher-bearers of WWI - 'the bravest of the brave'. It has been an extraordinary privilege to write about them.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2009 .
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      Extent: 203p.
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      ISBN: 9780732288396 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 24 no. 2 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded Jackie French , 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Tracey Slater , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , June no. 9 2009; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded Jackie French , 2009 single work children's fiction
Donkey Carries War Yarn to New Readers Sarah Parkes , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 April 2009; (p. 4)
Untitled Tracey Slater , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , June no. 9 2009; (p. 21-22)

— Review of The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded Jackie French , 2009 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 24 no. 2 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded Jackie French , 2009 single work children's fiction
Donkey Carries War Yarn to New Readers Sarah Parkes , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 April 2009; (p. 4)
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