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My Place

My Place (Big Book)

By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna

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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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781921977954
Barcode 9781921977954
Published 1 August 2012 by Walker Books Australia
Format Big Book
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ISBN-13 9781921977954
ISBN-10 1921977957
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 August 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Big Book
Author(s) By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Rawlins, Donna
Category Big Books Picture books
General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 510mm
Height: 479mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 1,165g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

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 the 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.

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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's published work includes fiction, history, biography and picture books. Since the beginning of her career, Wheatley's books have reflected her commitment to multiculturalism, social justice and the preservation of the natural environment. Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children.

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