This Is Where I Stand

Author(s): Philippa Werry

NZ Picture Books

This is where I stand. All day, every day. All night. Every night.


A beautiful story centred around the statue of a WWI soldier which could be any soldier. The statue gives readers an insight into the soldiers memories of the war as well as what he has seen from his pedestal as the years have passed.

Ruth's Review:


I am memory.
There are many like me.
This is where I stand.
All day, every day.
All night, every night.


The statue of a World War 1 soldier reflects on the war and what he has seen from his pedestal as the years have since passed. He remembers the desert sand, the ruined villages of France, the Dawn Services on Anzac Day, the children who play at his feet, and the men and women with haunted eyes who grow older, unlike him.


Werry's lyrical prose is spare and full of emotion, perfectly matched by Rynhart's haunting, sepia-toned illustrations that add extra layers to this poignant story of remembrance.


This is Where I Stand is a wonderful addition to our collection of Anzac stories and ideal for sharing with children aged 5+.

$28.00(NZD)

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781775433842
  • : Scholastic New Zealand Limited
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : February 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philippa Werry
  • : Hardback
  • : Kieran Rynhart
  • : 823.2
  • : 32