Book Launch: 'Anzac Girl' by Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft

Saturday 28 March 2020

Celebrate the launch of new publication 'Anzac Girl' with author Kate Simpson and illustrator Jess Racklyeft.

'Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King' tells the true story of Sister Alice Ross-King, who became the most decorated woman in Australia.

It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate.

Using extracts from Alice's actual diaries kept in the Australian War Memorial, this story captures the danger, the heartache and the history of a young nurse who would one day become the most decorated woman in Australia.

About the author

Kate Simpson is a picture book author, podcast host and incurable bookworm. She loves books about girls who march to the beat of their own drum and about women who change the world. She is the great-granddaughter of Alice Ross-King.

About the illustrator

Jess Racklyeft is the acclaimed creator of cards, picture books, original paintings, prints and all types of different illustrated projects. She worked in publishing sales for many years, but now works full-time as an artist and illustrator. Recent awards include the CBCA Notable for Picture Book of the Year two years running.


The Little Bookroom

Carlton North

Date and time:
Saturday 28 March 2020

759 Nicholson Street