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Torty and the Soldier

Torty and the soldier

by Jennifer Beck

Torty and the Soldier- a Story of a True WW1 Survivor by Jennifer Beck, illus. Fifi Colston. Pub. Scholastic, 2017.

Torty is a tortoise from Greece and is New Zealand’s oldest survivor of the Great War 1914-1918. He was rescued by a New Zealand Ambulance Corps volunteer named Stewart who preferred to save lives rather than fight.

Torty’s tale is told in conjunction with the war history and his trip back to New Zealand as an illegal immigrant. He still lives in Dunedin with the relatives of Stewart and is estimated to be over 200 years old.

Oh me oh my

Oh me, oh my

by Jill Eggleton

It had been raining for days and days. "Oh me, oh my. The Sun has fallen from the sky!" said Parrot and Elephant. So off they went to find the Sun. This is a delightful book with beautiful illustrations. 




by Annabel Langbein

A complete road map for modern eating – showcasing more than 650 of Annabel’s best-ever recipes, plus hundreds of variations and clever cooking tips that will make you a better and more resourceful cook. It's not just a recipe book – it's a lifetime of cooking and eating inspiration.


A stranger in the woods

by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality-not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life-why did he leave? what did he learn?-as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.


War Cry

by Wilbur Smith

The next gripping Courtney family adventure from perennial bestseller and fan favourite Wilbur Smith.

In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney.

A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith's epic account of one beloved family.


 by Tamara McKinley 

An epic emotional journey about love and sacrifice set between the magical Isle of Skye and the promising new frontier of distant Tasmania.


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Updated May 2017