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              Trouble in the Surf

              Trouble in the Surf (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen; Stewart, Briony

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              ISBN 9780642279460
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Story Time Stars

              Story Time Stars (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              What makes a children's book character memorable? Is it their personality, the story they tell or the way they're depicted by the illustrator? Is it that they make us laugh or cry? Or is it that we can identify with them? Often, even as adults, we can remember what our favourite ...children's book characters said or conjure an image of them in our mind's eye. From Snugglepot and Cuddlepie to the green sheep and Pig the Pug, Australian children's book characters have always delighted the young and young-at-heart. Get together with old friends and meet new ones in this lighthearted retrospective of much-loved characters from over a century of Australian illustrated books for children. Many will be delighted to reencounter Albert, the cranky cut-and-come-again magic pudding, who has fought the puddin' thieves in multiple editions, as well as across the stage in musical theatre, puppet shows, animated films and opera. Others will be thrilled to see lovable grass tree Grug, who was once described by The New York Times as the `Elmo of Down Under', and who has bustled through over 30 picture books since he first appeared in Grug in 1979. \ With such classic characters included alongside newer stars, parents and grandparents can not only share their favourites, but can also get to know the newer characters who enchant their children and grandchildren. Today's little ones love to go searching for Mem Fox and Judy Horacek's green sheep, who won the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Award in 2005. They grump along with Nick Bland's bear, who has been cranky, itchy, hungry and noisy, to name but a few of his dispositions. And they giggle at greedy Pig, the pug, who is awfully mean to his flatmate Trevor, but who always gets his comeuppance in the end. All these characters and more showcase the breadth of Australian children's books over the last century and give readers of all ages the chance to get to know their favourite characters a little better.
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              ISBN 9780642279408
              Published AU 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus

              Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 7+In 1901, aged just seven, tiny contortionist May Zinga was given away to Wirth Brothers Circus by her desperate mother. Imagine Miss May's horror when the first thing the Wirths did was cut off all her long hair. Poor May had lost both her family and her crowning glor...y! But this feisty, talented and determined little girl did not give up. Despite many setbacks, including a horrific accident, she kept fighting to fulfil her dream of becoming the best bareback rider in the world, performing the same dangerous acrobatic feats as male riders--only better! This fourth title in Stephanie Owen Reeder's award-winning Heritage Heroes series retells the remarkable true story of equestrienne May Wirth, while providing historical insights into life in an Australian circus at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9780642279156
              Published AU 1 Feb 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Heritage Heroes
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              Colour My World!

              Colour My World! (Paperback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

              In an unusual approach to exploring colours in the life of a child, the author has selected charming black and white photos of children from the National Library of Australia's Pictures Collection and combined them with brightly coloured pages and an engaging interactive text. Ag...es 2+.
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              ISBN 9780642276636
              Published AU 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Will the Wonderkid: Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback
               

              Will the Wonderkid: Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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                1 Feb 20

              Age range 6+ It's December 1914, and young Will Hutchison heads off into the South Australian desert in search of gold with his father, two other explorers and six camels. Their expedition doesn't go according to plan, and finding water becomes their prime concern. In a desperate... bid to survive, the men ride off on their camels to look for water, leaving Will alone at their campsite. But teenager Will is not content with babysitting pack camels, and so he leaves the safety of the campsite to search for water. Resourceful and resilient, Will not only survives against the odds but also makes a truly remarkable discovery in this true story from Australia's past.
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              ISBN 9780642279521
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony
               

              Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony (Paperback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 7 and over This is the inspiring true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie's 1,000-...kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australia's history. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the way-a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister.
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              ISBN 9780642279194
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
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              Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea

              Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea (Paperback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 7 to 12 This is an exciting tale of the courage of 16-year-old Grace Bussell, an ordinary teenage girl who is thrust into an extraordinary situation when a steamship runs aground near her home on the south-west coast of Australia in 1876. Using eyewitness accounts and o...ther historical documents of the time, the author brings this compelling true story alive. On the night that the Georgette leaves Fremantle, the ship starts taking on water. With the water rising, the situation becomes desperate and some of the passengers are herded onto a lifeboat, only to be thrown into the chilly water after the Georgette, struck by a huge wave, ploughs into the little boat. What follows is a story of acts of bravery, as frantic attempts to rescue the drowning are made. When the Bussells hear the news of a ship that has run aground on the coast near their home, Grace doesn't hesitate and leaps on her horse, riding for an hour to get to the sinking ship. There she and Sam, the family's stockman, gallop into the wild surf to save the remaining crew and passengers.
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              ISBN 9780642279095
              Published AU 1 May 2017
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
              Series Heritage Heroes
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              Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony

              Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 7 and over This is the inspiring true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie's 1,000-...kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australia's history. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the way-a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister.
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              ISBN 9780642278654
              Published AU 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
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              Lost!: A True Tale from the Bush

              Lost!: A True Tale from the Bush (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

              Tales of children lost in the bush have frightened and fascinated Australians since colonial times. In 1864, three children survived nine long days and eight cold winter nights in the desolate scrub of the Wimmera region of west Victoria. The children walked for nearly 100 km wit...h no food and very little water. This is their inspiring story.
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              ISBN 9780642276865
              Published AU 1 Oct 2009
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
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              Lost!: A True Tale from the Bush

              Lost!: A True Tale from the Bush (Paperback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 7 to 12 Now in new flexi-bound series edition! Tales of children lost in the bush have frightened and fascinated Australians public since colonial times. In August 1864, three children-Isaac aged nine, Jane aged seven and Frank aged three-survived nine long days and eig...ht cold winter nights in the desolate scrub of the Wimmera region of west Victoria. The children walked for nearly 100 kilometres with no food and very little water. Against all odds, they were found alive. This is their inspiring story.
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              ISBN 9780642279101
              Published AU 1 May 2017
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
              Series Heritage Heroes
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