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Dingo : The Dog Who Conquered a Continent - Jackie French

Dingo

The Dog Who Conquered a Continent

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Published: 1st July 2012
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All of Australia's dingoes may be descended from one south-east Asian 'rubbish dog' who arrived here over 5,000 years ago. This is a story about the first dingo.

It is also the story of Loa, who heads off across the sea in his canoe when the girl he loves marries another. He takes only his spears and a 'rubbish dog', one of the scavengers from around the camp to eat if he gets hungry, or to throw to threatening sharks or crocodiles. But when a storm blows boy and dog out to sea, both must learn to survive in a strange new world as partners - and even as friends.

From renowned author Jackie French comes a story about survival in our earliest times.

Praise for THE HORSE WHO BIT A BUSHRANGER:

'This is a gripping, moving story that is also wonderfully evocative of an era when survival meant growing, creating or killing everything you needed. Kids will love the book for its pace, its sense of adventure and the fact that it is a darn good tale, like French's earlier books in the series.

About the Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative

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    I did not read this book but gave it to a young nephew who has read it multiple times and loved the book.

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    Jackie French

    Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

    Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

    Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

    In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

    Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780732293116
    ISBN-10: 0732293111
    Series: Animal Stars
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 9 - 13 years old
    For Grades: 4 - 6
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 1st July 2012
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.1
    Weight (kg): 0.13