Standing Orders

The Happiness Box

Buy The Happiness Box from BooksDirect
Published: August 2018
For Ages:
Retail Price: $26.99
YOU Save: $5.40  (20.0%)
Temporarily out of stock Available to Order: 7 to 10 business days depending on publishers availability

BIC Subject: Children's / Teenage: general non-fiction
Published By: Walker Books
Published: 01-Aug-2018
Format: Hardback, pages, 250x230mm
ISBN: 9781925081381
Stock Code: 5081381
Product Description
Honour Book in the Eve Pownall Award at the 2019 CBCA Awards An inspiring narrative non-fiction picture book by award winners Mark Greenwood and Andrew McLean. In 1942, Sergeant 'Griff' Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to contain the secrets to happiness. But the enemy was suspicious … With this picture book, award winners Mark Greenwood and Andrew McLean bring to life the inspirational true story of a book that became a National Treasure. This is the true story of Australian prisoners of war who created a picture book called The Happiness Box as a Christmas present for children interned in Changi Prison. - The book was written for children to chase away fear and give them hope, and contained the 'secrets to happiness' such as the importance of friendship, kindness, compassion, generosity, loyalty, faith, courage and hard work. -The Happiness Box survived the war. It toured Australia along with Sir Don Bradman's cricket bat and Ned Kelly's helmet as part of the National Treasures exhibition from Australia's great libraries. The book currently resides in the State Library of NSW.
Other Items That May Interest You...