No ordinary war dog
|Book Size||235 x 235 x 8 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||11 Oct 2019|
|Subject Classification||Children's & young adult fiction & true stories / True stories (Children's/YA)|
For ages: 3+ years
In March 1944, deep in the jungle of New Guinea, a little Yorkshire Terrier was found in a fox hole. Based on the best-selling Smoky the War Dog, Nigel has bright the remarkable story of Smoky to the younger generations.
Based on true events during WWII, follow Smoky and Bill as they endure the front line of PNG and Smoky becomes recognised as the first Military Therapy Dog.
Nigel Allsopp holds a master’s degree in history and teaches full time. He is a veteran himself and was awarded the RSL’s ANZAC of the Year award in 2017 for his charity work across the country. Nigel has been instrumental in ensuring Indigenous soldiers’ history is told. After conducting research into Indigenous soldiers in the Boer War, Nigel was so touched by their brave service to a nation that had often not been kind to them that he raised funds and established Australia’s first Indigenous Light Horse memorial in Logan, Queensland. Nigel has published nine non-fiction books, which he has donated to numerous children’s hospitals, the Starlight Foundation and Ronald McDonald House.