Author(s): David Metzenthen
In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above...In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you...In One Minute's Silence, you are the story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives. A moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of Remembrance Day.
Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2015. Shortlisted for Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration 2015.
." . . a very moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of Remembrance Day, which is brought to life by Michael Camilleri's incredible pencil drawings." -Literacy, Families and Learning blog
David Metzenthen is the much acclaimed, awarded, loved and respected author of over 30 books, and his most recent book for teenagers, Jarvis 24, was the winner of the CBC Book of the Year for Older Readers in 2010. He has a knack for getting inside the head of his young male protagonists, and for addressing topics that are quintessentially Australian. Michael Camilleri is a Melbourne artist and comic-book illustrator whose work was published in our Tango collection; he also illustrated The Devil You Know by Leonie Norrington.