A Present From the Past

Author(s): Jennifer Beck

Picture books - NZ

A young girl is reluctantly waiting at the airport for a distant aunt to arrive. But she discovers that the aunt is carrying a special gift from the past. The story of an archival treasure that has been passed down through generations and has now been brought across the world to be gifted to a young New Zealand girl. This is a sophisticated picture book based on real events. During the first World War, soldiers and nurses were given a very special Christmas present from the Princess Mary - a precious box containing sweets or tobacco as the royal family's thanks for the hardship they were undertaking.


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General Fields

  • : 9781869437442
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : 250x230mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jennifer Beck
  • : Paperback
  • : Lindy Fisher
  • : 32pp
  • : Colour illustrations