Masterton writer and illustrator Michelle O’Connell joined other relatives in a reenactment of a march by
young men from the southern Wairarapa, across the Rimutaka Range to Wellington to board ships
taking them to fight in World War One.
Using imaginative and creative writing and illustrating, Michelle has allowed her son, Michael, to
tell the story of her experience on the march. As with her previous book, ‘Leaving for the Front’,
Michelle has created a book that commemorates the soldiers while providing useful lessons for children on the sacrifice of their forebears.

The Crossing

SKU: 366615376135193
  • Author: Michelle O’Connell
    12.7 x 22.3 cm (21” x 21” )
    Full colour on white paper
    50 pages
    Publisher: BMS Books Ltd
    ISBN-13: 978-0473343941
    BISAC: Education, History
    RRP: $20.00

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