November 12, 2021
by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken
It is imperative that we stay connected to our history and with that in mind, the KRC created a display to promote boys’ awareness of Armistice Day / Remembrance Day. We are proud to hold many non-fiction titles that speak about the many wars that Australians have been involved in and we also have many war related fiction titles. Our recent Remembrance Day display, highlights some of these texts, in particular the Picture Story book called The Good Son by Pierre Jacques Ober, a tale about…
A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us.
Synopsis from Booktopia https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-good-son-pierre-jaques-ober/book/9781536204827.html
Ms Perkins and KRC staff created an eye-catching display that promoted much interest, discussion and consequent borrowing of books for recreational reading.
“Lest we forget.”