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A long way from home : the diary of Lillian Glenmore, Warkworth, 1943
In 1943, 14 year-old Lillian Glenmore is sent with her sister Joyce to live with grandparents on a dairy farm near Warkworth. Her diary describes the social conditions and her experiences of the war, including the arrival of the U.S. Marines. Includes historical note and photographs. Re-released in 2012 as Here Come the Marines, Warkworth, 1943, in Scholastic's My New Zeal ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published by Scholastic New Zealand
(first published 2005)
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This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
I love lorraine ormans books, I meet her at a literacy festival once and she signed my copy of this book. A long way from home is about the American marines coming to New Zealand which is actually a true event in history. It's quite fascinating really and not boring like normal history books. My great aunties had a similar experience to the events in the book.
Lorraine Orman has written 10 books for children and teenagers, published in both New Zealand and Australia. Her first book for teens, Cross Tides, won the Best First Book Award in the 2005 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Her most recent books are Haunted, published by Walker Books Australia, and a reprint of an earlier historical book which is now called Here Come the Marines, published by Schola ...more
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