Author(s): Mark Wilson
Leigh and Jason are inseparable. But when Jason is conscripted and sent to fight in Vietnam, they are divided not just by distance, but by their beliefs about the war.
VIETNAM Diary is a powerful and moving story about the bonds of brotherhood and the tragedy of war - The Ipswich Times, QLD An interesting conversation starter around personal beliefs about wars and conscription. This tale is recommended for kids over the age of eight . - West Australian, Perth
Highly acclaimed author/illustrator Mark Wilson's many picture books include THE PENGUIN SHORE (a CBCA Notable Book in 1996), THE CASTAWAYS OF THE CHARLES EATON, YELLOW-EYE (winner of the Wilderness Society Award in 2002), the EXTINCTION SERIES - I SAW NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE THYLACINE (a CBCA Notable Book in 2004); I SAID NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE PARADISE PAROT; and I DID NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE GASTRIC BROODING FROG. His most recent picture books are THE LAST TREE (2006) and MY MOTHER'S EYES: THE STORY OF A BOY SOLDIER (2009). The EXTINCTION series also won a Wilderness Society Award and a Whitley Award in 2004, and THE LAST TREE won a Whitley Award in 2007. Mark lives in Frankston, Victoria.