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Angel of Kokoda (Children of War #2)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Kari, a free-spirited mountain boy, doesn't know why there is fighting in the village of Kokoda. But when he finds a wounded Australian soldier lying in a ditch, he knows he cannnot leave him. Together they embark upon a perilous journey along the Kokoda Track.

A stunning, poignant book about the effects of WWII in the Pacific, as seen through the eyes of a young Papua New
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 11th 2010 by Lothian
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Jun 01, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
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A beautifully sketched children's book, that shouldn't be missed by adults. Kari is a boy from Papua New Guinea who had been orphaned after the death of his mother years before. The year is 1942 and he is taken in by missionary sisters. He arrived back at the mission and the sisters are gone, their belongings on a mess. With him he takes a music box of the sisters, and sets out to and find them. On his way he encounters an Australian soldier whom he had met once previously. But now this soldier ...more
Anne Hamilton
Nov 16, 2015 Anne Hamilton rated it it was amazing
I'd give it ten stars, but I have to take one off for the poor decision on the cover. For some strange reason the publishers haven't chosen the best of its evocative interior illustrations to showcase on the outside.

This could well turn out to be my favourite book of 2015.

The cover belies the extraordinary content - the story of Kari who lives not far from Kokoda. Kari is learning English from Sister Mary at the mission. She shows him a music box which opens to reveal an angel unfolding its win
Jun 19, 2012 James rated it really liked it
Good, thought provoking and beautifully illustrated.
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Jan 22, 2014 D.C. Green rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous, dream-like, evocative and poignant picture book. Highly recommended!
Jul 07, 2013 Cody rated it really liked it
I liked this book. The war was bad and sad. War is a very bad thing because people die.
Miffy rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2013
Tim Pegler
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