What Was The War Like, Grandma?

By Rachel Tonkin
Illustrated by Rachel Tonkin

A valuable learning and teaching tool for readers of all ages.

Grandma Emmy remembers what the war was like. Listening to the wireless each night for news from the front-lines, crouching in trenches during air-raid drills at school, making cakes and socks for the war effort. The war meant blackouts and sandbagging, but also playing with searchlights and the first taste of hamburgers. Although the fighting was far away, everyone’s lives changed forever.

  • Short-listed for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 1996.
  • From the illustrator of the award-winning book Papa and the Olden Days.
  • “True and recognisable.” Reading Time Magazine

About the author

Rachel Tonkin is an award-winning author–illustrator who has contributed to more than 100 fiction, non-fiction and picture book titles. She has been published within Australia and overseas. Her work Papa and the Olden Days, written by Ian Edwards, was Honour Book in the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category of the 1990 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. When I Was A Kid was short-listed for the 1998 Children’s History Prize, part of the NSW Premier’s History Awards. In addition to this, several of her books have been short-listed for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books: What Was the War Like, Grandma? in 1996, Grandpa’s Stories in 1997 and Leaf Litter in 2007. Rachel currently lives in rural Victoria with her husband.

ISBN: 9781922179265
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2013
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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