Its a Furphy

Barrie Australian Series

Ill: Rachel Tonkin

Harcourt

ISBN 1 7406 5975 9

Shane's class have to do an assignment on some aspect of World War One. They pick topics out of a hat. Shane's piece of paper has only one word, 'Furphy'. Shane has no idea what a 'Furphy' is. How can he present an interesting assignment based on a single word? 'It's a Furphy' blends fiction with history.