My Aunt Honor

Book Author and Illustrator Gillian Torckler & Adele Jackson
Rights Available World excl. NZ

My Aunt Honor was far from ordinary. She was extraordinary. She was inspirational. She was brave.

During World War II Honor Hassett joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, defying the expectations of her family and friends to become one of the first female aircraft engineers.

Follow Honor’s courageous journey as one of the many women who served in wartime as told by her grand-niece Gillian Torckler and authentically illustrated by Adele Jackson.

About the Author
Gillian Torckler is a widely published adults and children’s author. Her previous books include My Name is Henry Fanshaw (2021) and New Zealand Birds of the Week (2023).

About the Illustrator
Adele Jackson
is an illustrator and designer who worked with Gillian previously on My Name is Henry Fanshaw (2021). She has also illustrated educational materials for adults and writes and illustrates her own comics.



David Bateman Ltd

32 pp

265 x 153 mm (portrait)



Picture Book

Publication Date

September 10 2023

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman

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