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By Wheatley, Nadia
30th anniversary edition of an award-winning Aussie classic.
Five Times Dizzy introduces Mareka, who lives in a milkbar in Newtown. Her grandmother has arrived in Australia and feels lost and alone. Mareka has an idea to make her feel better - but it is so huge it makes her feel dizzy. This bind-up also contains the story, Dancing in the A...nzac Deli .Read more
By Wheatley, Nadia; Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
Everyone is part of History, and every place has a story as old as the earth.My Place, the classic Australian picture book, is a 'time machine' which takes the reader back into the past. It depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through th...e stories of the various children who have lived there. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant.Read more
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This new edition includes a new timeline, which traces the history of the characters in the book, as well as the history of Australia, and is right up-to-date with reference to the Australian government's apology to Indigenous Australians. Age 6+.
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