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Gladys goes to war / written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.

By: Harper, Glyn, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Cooper, Jenny, 1961- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland, New Zealand] : Puffin Books, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143507208.Subject(s): Sandford, Gladys, 1891-1971 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Ambulance drivers -- Women -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, female -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Women air pilots -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fictionAwards: New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Award - Russell Clarke Award for Illustration Finalist, 2017.Summary: "Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office: 'This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.' But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war"--Publisher's information.
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A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford - mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time . . .

Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office-
'This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.'
But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war.
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There are many stories about men who enlisted and courageously fought for their ideals. In Gladys Goes to War , the award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper brings us the amazing true story of Gladys Sandford, ambulance driver, adventurer and trailblazer. Amongst her lifetime of heroic achievements, she actively served in the First World War and was the first female to gain a pilot's licence in New Zealand.
Glyn Harper discovered and researched Gladys's story and his account of her exciting life will captivate children of all ages. Brought to life with Jenny Cooper's exuberant illustrations, Glady Goes to War will cause readers to wonder why they haven't heard of Gladys before now.

"Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her services at the front as an ambulance driver. She receives an infuriating response from the War Office: 'This will be a short war and women will not be needed. If you want to help the war effort you should stay at home and knit socks and balaclavas.' But Gladys is not the kind of person who stays home and knits. She is determined to go to war"--Publisher's information.

New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Award - Russell Clarke Award for Illustration Finalist, 2017.