Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I Was Only Nineteen {Tuesday's Treasures}

Next week Friday 25 April is ANZAC day here is Australia.  I'm on the search for books to read about Kiwi's and Aussies and ANZAC.  Today I was given this book to read to Sir N.

I Was Only Nineteen

  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books 
  • Publication Date: 2014 
  • ISBN 10: 1743317239 
  • ISBN 13: 9781743317235 
  • Author Words by John Schumann from the iconic song about the Vietnam War 
  • Illustrator: Craig Smith 
This book is beautifully illustrated.  The words are the lyrics from a song by John Schumann and sung by the Australian group Redgum  (Album: Caught In The Act).  It took him 15 minutes to compose and is a tribute to the men and woman of Australia who fought in the Vietnam War. The illustrations are beautiful and take you on the journey with a Grandfather as he shares his memories of being Only 19.


Here are a couple of YouTube clips of the song: I Was Only 19 (1983) and I was Only 19 Photo Montage


Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures. I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books and Resources out there out there hiding on shelves and somewhere on the internet.

I invite you to blog about

  • a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library,
  •  a great homeschool item you have found and
  •  any new resources you are enjoying. 
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  1. That book looks excellent. It is that time of year again, when we love to look at all thing ANZAC. It is strange to think that the men who were 19 in the Vietnam era are now grandfathers.

  2. Chareen
    have a few titles here
    but really need to do a post with more gems I've found.

    that clip had me crying:( so tragic


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