'A Digger for a digger,' she said, hugging her brother.
'I'll keep him safe,' James promised.
Digger is the story of one toy kangaroo, one Australian soldier and two girls, in two countries on opposite sides of a world at war. It's a quiet reminder of the casualties of war, and a tribute to the French schoolchildren who once tended the graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Western Front in the heroic battle for Villers-Bretonneux in April 1918.
A beautiful and heartwarming story set during World War I.
About the Author
Robin Cowcher is an illustrator who enjoys drawing people, animals, food, fashion and for children. She spent many years working at The Age (Fairfax Media) as a designer, illustrator and lastly as the illustrations editor. Her book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish (written by Corinne Fenton) was chosen as the subject for the 2015 60th anniversary Myer Melbourne Christmas windows. It was also shortlisted for the CBCA Crichton Awards for first time children's book illustrators. She contributes editorial illustrations regularly to The Age, other publications and also illustrates cookbooks. She lives in Melbourne and enjoys travel, watercolour sketching, printmaking and reading.