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This is Banjo Paterson

This is Banjo Paterson (Hardback)

By McCartney, Tania
Illustrated by Booth, Christina

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Age range: 4 to 8 Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. In his lifetime, he fulfilled the roles of poet, lyricist, journalist, correspondent, speaker, author, clerk, solicitor, ambulance driver, soldier, sportsman, jockey, horse vet, bushma... read full description below.

ISBN 9780642278982
Published 1 February 2017 by National Library of Australia
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780642278982
ISBN-10 0642278989
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher National Library of Australia
Imprint National Library of Australia
Publication Date 1 February 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McCartney, Tania
Illustrated by Booth, Christina
Category History
Australian
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 255mm
Weight 382g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 726268

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Age range: 4 to 8 Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. In his lifetime, he fulfilled the roles of poet, lyricist, journalist, correspondent, speaker, author, clerk, solicitor, ambulance driver, soldier, sportsman, jockey, horse vet, bushman, farmer and radio commentator. He was a fine sportsman and loved hunting and fishing, but his great love was horses and the Australian bush. He travelled the world and lived a life of great creative passion, and his story is something that intrigues both adults and children alike, leaving a cultural legacy that continues to this day through his books, his poetry and, of course, Waltzing Matilda. This charming picture book for young children is a celebration of a man who became a world-traveller, hobnobbing with the glittering literati, but who still remained true to his roots, with a lifelong love of the Australian bush-something that called to him throughout his life. Children can join Banjo, his family, dog and neighbourhood friends, as they recount the life of Banjo Paterson with an afternoon of backyard playtime that truly typifies childhood. Illustrations by the award-winning Christina Booth are age-appropriate, active and heart-warming, making this impressive biography accessible to even the youngest of children.

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