Latest Book: Battlefield: One Boy's War
Scholastic, Sydney, 2010
Barry Blacker is obsessed with being a soldier. He is desperate to join the army like his older brother Jack, who is in a Japanese POW camp. In the meantime he practises drills on the family farm in Cowra, and spies on the Japanese prisoners in the camp nearby. When some of the prisoners escape, Barry's attempt to be a hero has devastating consequences. A moving, thought-provoking and vividly told novel, based on a true story.
My Australian Story: Atomic Testing, Woomera 1953
Scholastic, Sydney, 2009
My Story: Cyclone Tracy: The Diary of Ryan Turner
Scholastic, Sydney, 2004
Prizes and Awards:
2003 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
- middle childhood
- young adult fiction
Website: Alan Tucker at Scholastic
- school visits
- speaking engagements
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