The Heroes of the Kokoda Track

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Our Stories Series

Age 8+

Armed Forces Educational: History, Battles, History & The Past: General Interest Warfare

This book about the Kokoda Track is part of the award-winning non-fiction picture book series for young readers, Our Stories.

The 1942 Kokoda campaign was only four months long, yet it is a battle that has left a lasting impression in Australian history. Find out what it was really like on the Kokoda Track and how the Australian troops fought their way through mud and mayhem to victory.
Part of the award-winning Our Stories series, a proven resource for school projects and use in classrooms.
Fast-paced, easy reading - includes photos, maps, fact boxes, a timeline, a glossary, contents page and index - this book can be dipped into or read from cover to cover.
Will provide readers with an understanding of Kokoda's place in Australian military history


Nicolas Brasch is the author of more than 350 books for children and young adults. His books have been sold in every major English-speaking market including Australia, USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand, as well as several non-English speaking markets including South Korea, Germany and Turkey.


The Heroes of the Kokoda Track, part of Black Dog Books’ Our Stories Series packs a lot into just 32 pages. In language which primary aged students will understand, author Nicolas Brasch explains the significance of the Kokoda campaign, its progress and the roles played by Australians and by Papuan locals. Historic photos support the text, and the design, with text boxes providing easily digestible slices of information, will appeal to even reluctant readers….Excellent for classroom and school library collections, but also suitable for private reading.

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