Glyn, Harper

Roly, the Anzac Donkey


Hello. My name is Roly. I’m a donkey.

Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle.

Based on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers.

But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli – and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly?

Roly, the Anzac Donkey is a moving retelling of Glyn Harper’s 2004 story The Donkey Man, reinvigorated for a new generation of children with Jenny Cooper’s beautiful illustrations, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion.


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