Two Pennies

Vicki Bennett
Illustrations, John Flintcroft

After World War 1, a little boy called George, living in Victoria, Australia decides to work hard and raise two pennies to help build a school in Villers-Bretonneux, France. This town had been flattened by war and the school destroyed.

This is a powerful and poignant story about a little boy who, with courage, hope and perseverance, helped to build this school across the oceans.

A bond was forged between George and Villers-Bretonneux that was never broken.
George was one of many Victorian school children who raised money to build the Victoria School in France after World War 1. This is his story.

This book is personal for Vicki. Just before her father died, he pressed two pennies into her hands and asked her to take them to a little school in France.