The Beach They Called Gallipoli

French, Jackie / Whatley, Bruce

An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli created by the incredible Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

A hundred years ago, Australians and New Zealanders landed at Anzac Cove, in Turkey.

This is the story of Gallipoli as seen from the cove; the story of that beach, where thousands died and legends were born.

Created by award-winning duo, Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French and renowned artist and illustrator Bruce Whatley, this powerful and moving book highlights an almost forgotten aspect of Gallipoli: the land itself.


‘In this powerful book, powerhouse duo French and Whatley bring Gallipoli to life with page after page of rhythmically beautiful text that will goosebump the skin, and collage after collage of real life imagery-photographs, diagrams, maps, flags, letters, postcards and more-bringing reality clamouring like machine gun fire onto the page.’ – Tania McCartney, Kids’ Book Review