Author(s): Dianne Wolfer
In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever be the same again. Featuring stunning charcoal sketches by Brian Simmonds alongside primary source documents and historical photos, Light Horse Boy goes behind the scenes of the great ANZAC legends for an intimate look at their experience of World War I.
Dianne Wolfer is the author of fourteen books for teenagers and younger readers. Light Horse Boy can be read as a companion novel to Dianne's previous title, Lighthouse Girl, based on the true story of Fay Howe, daughter of the Breaksea Island lighthouse keeper, who relayed messages for the departing ANZAC troops. Brian Simmonds has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works.