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My Place

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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ISBN 9781921150654
Barcode 9781921150654
Published 1 August 2008 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback, 20th anniversary ed
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
Series Walker Classics
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ISBN-13 9781921150654
ISBN-10 1921150653
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 August 2008
International Publication Date 1 March 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, 20th anniversary ed
Edition 20th anniversary ed
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
Series Walker Classics
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History
Australian
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 265g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.3;994.4
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

Discover, or rediscover, 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 the stories of the various children who have lived there. 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. Ages 6+.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This fascinating book is like a time capsule of the first 200 years of white settlement in Australia, demonstrating that the Australian community has been influenced by cultures from all around the globe. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were. If you are looking for a way to introduce your primary school-aged children to Australia's modern history, this book is a wonderful way to begin. * Kids' Book Review * For anyone with young children, especially if you want them to learn a bit about Australia, this is a cracking read. It really brings Australian history to life. -- Caroline * goodreads * Brilliant children's book showing the same suburb visited each ten years, beginning from the present day and travelling backwards until pre colonial days. This book could be read forwards or backwards. It is jammed with history but doesn't feel like a history lesson. Each decade is accompanied by a detailed illustration showing the changes time has made. No wonder it won the Children's Book of the Year. -- Maggie * goodreads *

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Author's Bio

Nadia Wheatley is a widely published author of picture books, fiction, history and biography for both adults and children. Seven of her books have been CBCA Honour books in her native Australia, and she has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her work includes Five Times Dizzy, Highway, The House that was Eureka, Lucy in the Light Year and Going Bush. She lives in Australia. Find Nadia online at www.nadiawheatley.com and on Twitter as @NadiaWheatley. Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher. She has won many awards for her work and in 2003 was the recipient of the prestigious Lady Cutler Award, presented by the Children's Book Council of New South Wales, for her outstanding contribution to the children's book industry in Australia. Her books include The Kinder Hat, Tucking Mummy In, and Firefighters (9781921150296). She lives in the Lower Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.

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