Author(s): Tony Palmer
Emily knows her big brother, Tom, wants to leave Hillside Farm and go overseas to the war, but Emily doesn't want him to go.
'Everyone else is going,' said Tom to Emily when their uncle was gone. 'That's not a good reason,' said Emily.
The Soldier's Giftis a moving story of one family's courage and endurance during the First World War, the terrible losses at Gallipoli and a time that changed Australia forever.
Tony Palmer is the author of Break of Day and The Valley of Blood and Gold. Jane Tanner is the acclaimed illustrator of the best-selling picture books There's a Sea in my Bedroom, Drac and the Gremlin, The Wolf, The Fisherman and the Theefyspray and Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds. She is the author and illustrator of Playmates, Isabella's Secret, Ride with Me, Just Jack, Love from Grandma and Lilly and the Fairy House.