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Let the Land Speak : How the Land Shaped Our Nation - Jackie French

Let the Land Speak

How the Land Shaped Our Nation

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Published: 1st October 2013
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Book Description

To understand the present, you need to understand the past. To understand Australia's history, you need to look at how the land has shaped not just our past, but will continue to shape our future. From highly respected, award-winning author Jackie French comes a new and fascinating interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, shaped the major events that led to modern Australia. Our history is mostly written by those who live, work and research in cities, but it's the land itself which has shaped our history far more powerfully and significantly than we realise. Reinterpreting the history we think we all know - from the indigenous women who shaped the land, from Terra Incognita to Eureka, from Federation to Gallipoli and beyond, Jackie French shows us that to understand our history, we need to understand our land. Taking us behind history and the accepted version of events, she also shows us that there's so much we don't understand about our history because we simply don't understand the way life was lived at the time. Eye-opening, refreshing, completely fascinating and unforgettable, Let the Land Speak will transform the way we understand the role and influence of the land and how it has shaped our nation.

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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A wonderful gift

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    This book should be in every school and every home as it deals with Our Country and gives us a clearer understanding interspersed with Jackie's sense of humour, of what we and our ancestors have done to Australia and perhaps how we can overcome some of the long lasting problems with the land. We may yet still be able to save some of the near extinct animals, grasses and trees by reading this book. I loved it so much I bought one for each of my adult daughters, and have been recommending it to friends and the staff at our local Library to promote.
    Well done Jackie, once again a winner for you - and us.

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    ISBN: 9780732296759
    ISBN-10: 0732296757
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 448
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 3.7
    Weight (kg): 0.77

    Jackie French

    Jackie French's writing career spans sixteen years, 42 wombats, 120 books for kids and adults, translations into nineteen languages, and slightly more awards than wombats, both in Australia and overseas (that's overseas awards, not overseas wombats).

    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.

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