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Anzac Biscuits

Author Cummings,Phil

Illustrator Swan,Owen

Item Code 8136720

Product Type Book

Format Paperback

ISBN 9781742833477

Series Anzac Biscuits


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Rachel is in the kitchen, warm and safe.

Her father is in the trenches, cold and afraid.

When Rachel makes biscuits for her father, she adds the love, warmth and hope that he needs.

This is a touching story of a family torn apart by war but brought together through the powerful simplicity of Anzac biscuits. Anzac Biscuits delicately entwines the desolation of life on the front line with the tenderness of life on the home front.

Genre: Historical Fiction Subject: Picture Books Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary School Year: Pre-School, Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Lexile Level:: RA520L Ages: 4 to 8 Page Count: 32
Phil Cummings

Where were you born? Where do you live now? 
I was born in Pt Broughton South Australia and I now live in the Adelaide foothills.

Where did you go to school?

I went to school and grew up in Peterborough in the Mid-North of South Australia.

Did you have a nickname?

What were you like in school?
I was reasonably quiet and I loved playing sport. 

What is the naughtiest thing you did?
I’d rather not say!

What was your favourite book growing up?

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Who is your favourite children’s author?

Roald Dahl

What is your favourite food/colour/movie? 
ANZAC Biscuits / Blue / It’s a Wonderful Life.

Who inspired you to write?
My teachers

How did you get started?  
Writing poems and lyrics.

How old were you? 
About 16

Why did you want to be a writer?
I love to tell a story.

How do you think up ideas?
I observe the world around me, listen to conversations, delve into memories and I do a lot of imagining.

Do you have a special place where you write? 
My study

What is the best thing about being a writer? 
Sharing my stories.

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer? 
Too many to mention!

What do you do when you are not writing? 
I listen to music, play guitar (badly) garden and watch sport. 

What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer? 
I was a junior primary school teacher for 22 years and would have continued to do that if I hadn’t become a writer.

Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?   
Nelson Mandela

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