Roly the Anzac Donkey


This large paperback book is written by Glynn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper.  Together, they have produced several popular children’s books, including Le Quesnoy, Jim’s Letter’s, Gladys goes to war, and Bobby, the littlest war hero.

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Hello.  My name is Roly.  During the First World War I worked at Gallipoli, where I met a man who was very special.  He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle.

This is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a real-life soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli track.  Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and together save the lives of many wounded soldiers.  But when the army receives orders to leave Gallipoli, all the donkeys must be left behind.  Richard is heartbroken.  What will become of his dear friend Roly?