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Bobby : the littlest war hero / written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.

By: Harper, Glyn, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Cooper, Jenny, 1961- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland] : Puffin, 2018Description: 1 volume (unpaged) ; colour illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143771876 .Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Juvenile fiction | Anzac -- Juvenile fiction | Tunnels -- Juvenile literature | Canaries -- Juvenile fiction | Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children.Summary: "This is the story of Bobby – the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man’s-land. Jack’s job is to dig, while Bobby’s job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there’s dangerous gas. Bobby’s warnings save the tunnellers’ lives again and again. But Jack worries that it’s a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?"--Publisher information.
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This is the story of Bobby - the littlest hero in a very big war.

Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to dig, while Bobby's job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there's dangerous gas. Bobby's warnings save the tunnellers' lives again and again.

But Jack worries that it's a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?

Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper are the award-winning creators of bestselling picture books about the First World War- Le Quesnoy, Jim's Letters , Roly, the Anzac Donkey and Gladys Goes to War .

"This is the story of Bobby – the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man’s-land. Jack’s job is to dig, while Bobby’s job is to warn the men to get out quickly when there’s dangerous gas. Bobby’s warnings save the tunnellers’ lives again and again. But Jack worries that it’s a hard life for a little bird. Will Bobby ever be free to fly again?"--Publisher information.