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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)


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


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    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