The Friendly Games
In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the news, John wrote an urgent letter suggesting how to change the Closing Ceremony to bring all nations together as one.
The NSW Premier’s History Awards, Younger Readers’ Category 2021
The Children’s Peace Literature Award, 2021
Illustrator Fiona Burrows
Page 32 pages
Reading Age 4+ years