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Australia's Great War: 1914

Author Masson,Sophie

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Item Code 8284239

Product Type Book

Format Paperback

ISBN 9781743622476

Series Australia's Great War

Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA

$16.99
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Slowly, the car made its way down the street to the cheers of the crowd. Something that looked like a small black bottle came sailing through the air, and landed close to the Archduke. He brushed it aside, and it then rolled into the road behind the car. Instants later came a terrific bang, the road exploded in a shower of dust and stones, and tiny sharp things went flying through the air like angry bees.

Louis Jullian and his older brother Thomas are on holiday in Sarajevo, enjoying the privileges of life in a diplomat’s family. But the peace is shattered as a bomb explodes and the heir to the Austrian Empire is assassinated in front of their eyes.

As Europe descends into war, Louis convinces his parents to let him go to the front as a war correspondent. Sent to northern France, Louis witnesses the war’s first battles and the beginning of trench warfare. His friends — from Australia, Britain, France, Austria, Russia — join the war effort too, with — and against — each other.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Reading Level: Upper Primary, Middle Primary

School Year: Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Lexile Level:: 880L

Ages: 9 to 12

Page Count: 240

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