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Anzac Biscuits

Rachel is in the kitchen, warm and safe.

Her father is in the trenches, cold and afraid.

When Rachel makes biscuits for her father, she adds the love, warmth and hope that he needs.

Anzac Biscuits is a tender story of a family torn apart by war, yet brought back together through the simplicity of Anzac Biscuits. 

A soldier's desolate life on the front line is delicately entwined with the experiences of his wife and daughter, left to cope with his absence back at home. Phil Cummings shares the two narratives simultaneously, expertly linking the family separated by war with wonderful visual and literary connections that echo and oppose throughout.

Breathtaking illustrations from Owen Swan further enhance the entwined experiences of life on the front and at home. 

Divinely read by 'down to earth Diva' of Australian Opera, Tiffany Speight, including a beautiful rendition of Waltzing Matilda, and with guest appearance from daughter Izzy, Anzac Biscuits is the perfect, gentle introduction to the experiences of soldiers in WW1 and their families at home. 

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*Captions available.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2, 3-4, 5-6 lists.

Credits

  • WRITTEN

Phil Cummings

  • ILLUSTRATED BY

Owen Swan

Themes

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Duration

Story Duration

04:19

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