It was wonderful to have Matt Elliot visit us at Silverdale Normal! Matt spoke to us about his personal experiences in researching and writing the book 'Nice Day for a War' (Chidren's Book of the Year, 2012). This amazing book outlines his Grandad's experience in World War One based on diary entries, letters home and other research. Matt's talk included some true stories of bravery, dark humour in tough times and interesting facts, such as soldiers using boot polish to cover the general issue brass buttons on their uniforms.
If you are interested in reading Matt's other books check out: http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/Elliott,-Matt.htm
What a wonderful experience for our students. Thanks Matt. We look forward to checking out your new biography about Kieran Read when it is out shortly.