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Nice Day for a War

Nice Day for a War

Author: Matt Elliott & Chris Slane
$30.00(NZD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 1

A story based on fact of a Kiwi lad as he heads away, full of excitement, to war with his mates from rural New Zealand. There he encounters the horror that was the Western front. This is primarily based on the diary of Matt's Grandfather, and postcards he had sent home to the family. It also draws on published histories of the Kiwi military in WW1. The book aims to capture what the new experiences of war were like for the young soldiers, and succeeds superbly.


Winner in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012. Children's book of the year and Non Fiction category

Finalist - LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal 2012

Author description

By bestselling author Matt Elliott and one of NZ's most in-demand illustrators, Chris Slane.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869509019
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : HarperCollins New Zealand
  • : February 2011
  • : 278mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 96
  • : illustrations
  • : Matt Elliott & Chris Slane