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Glyn Harper

Glyn Harper crop 20150420 200846-205-307Born in Christchurch, Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and then transferred to the New Zealand Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Glyn was the army's official historian of the deployment to East Timor and is the author of more than 14 adult non-fiction books. Glyn has also written a number of children’s books, including in 2012 Le Quesnoy (pronounced ‘Le con wah’), and Jim’s Letters (2014).
In 2012 he was awarded Queens Service Medal for services to historical research.

Selected bibliography:
  • Bobby, the littlest war hero illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin, 2018)
  • My Grandfather's War illustrated by Jenny Cooper (EK Books, 2018). Included on The Children's Book Council's 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Books list (USA)
  • Best and Bravest: Kiwis Awarded the Victoria Cross with Colin Richardson (HarperCollins 2016)
  • Gladys goes to War, , illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin 2016)
  • Roly the Anzac Donkey illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Puffin 2015)
  • Jim’s Letters illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Puffin 2014)
  • Le Quesnoy: The Story of the Town New Zealand Saved illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Puffin 2012)
  • My Grandfather’s War illustrated by Bruce Potter (Reed 2007)
  • Best and Bravest: Kiwis Awarded the Victoria Cross with Colin Richardson (HarperCollins 2006)
  • The Sky Soldiers illustrated by Warren Mahy (Reed 2005)
  • The Donkey Man illustrated by Bruce Potter (Reed 2004)
  • Mission to East Timor (Reed 2002).
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards for 2003 for Mission to East Timor
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards for 2013 for Le Quesnoy. The story of the town New Zealand saved (illustrated by Jenny Cooper)
  •  Storylines Notable Book Awards for 2015 for Jim's Letters (illustrated by Jenny Cooper)
  •  LIANZA Children's Book Awards for 2015 finalist for Jim's Letters
  •  New Zealand Book Awards 2015, winner of picture book category for Jim's Letters
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2016 for Roly the Anzac Donkey
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2016 for Gladys goes to War
Other resources
Glyn's website

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