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Mulga Bill's Bicycle : Australian Children's Classics - A.B. Paterson

Mulga Bill's Bicycle

Australian Children's Classics

By: A.B. Paterson, Deborah Niland (Illustrator), Kilmeny Niland (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st November 1993
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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′Mulga Bill′s Bicycle′ was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when cycling was a relatively new and popular social activity. Cycles were ridden everywhere, including in the outback by shearers and other workers who needed to travel cheaply.

It tells the hilarious story of Mulga Bill, who thinks he′s much better at cycling than he turns out to be. A resounding crash sends him back to his original mode of transport - his trusty horse.

Kilmeny and Deborah Niland′s delightful illustrations catch the mood and humour of Paterson′s verse with great spirit, and this book has become an enduring classic.

About the Author

Andrew Barton Paterson (1864-1941) was an Australian folk poet popularly known as "Banjo" Paterson from his pen name, "The Banjo." His swinging rhythms captured the atmosphere of the land, life, and humor of Australia's people.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Mulga Bill's Bicycle:

    This is definitely a classic. Cleverly written by Banjo Paterson and beautifully illustrated by the Nilands. Read this when I was young and read this to my children. Love this book.

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    Essential Aussie Reading

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    from Australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Funny
    • Great Verse
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Mulga Bill's Bicycle:

      An essential part of Australian culture. Rhyming story appeals to children ( & adults). Great fun

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      ISBN: 9780207172847
      ISBN-10: 0207172846
      Series: Australian Children's Classics
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
      For Grades: K - 3
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 1st November 1993
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 24.1  x 0.4
      Weight (kg): 0.16