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My Place : 20th Anniversary Edition  - Nadia Wheatley

My Place

20th Anniversary Edition

By: Nadia Wheatley, Donna Rawlins (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2008
For Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Ships: 10 to 14 business days
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RRP $19.95
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This is in the format of a picture storybook but it is so much more than that in so many ways. Firstly it is quite thick at 48 pages plus it is packed with text. The age range is set for as low as 7 and a child of that age will enjoy the pictures and the colourful illustrations but this book is much better suited for children much older due to the rich information provided in the text. No doubt it is perfect for school assignments and other school projects due to the detailed history of Australia's past and that is why a child as old as 12 could even use it but most likely it is best suited for children aged 8 to 11. Very highly recommended for any Australian home, school or library.

Book Description

20th Anniversary edition of this Australian classic.

Discover, or rediscover, 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.

  • Features new artwork; revised text; and a letter to My Place readers celebrating the 20th anniversary.
  • New timeline traces the history of the characters in the book as well as the history of Australia, and is right up to date with reference to Australia’s apology to Indigenous Australians.
About the Author

Nadia Wheatley began writing full-time in 1976, after completing postgraduate work in Australian history. Her published work includes fiction, history, biography and picture books.

About the illustrator

Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher and in 2003 was the recipient of the prestigious Lady Cutler Award, presented by the Children’s Book Council of New South Wales, for her outstanding contribution to the children’s book industry.

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5.0

A must on any child's bookshelf

By kell_1802

from Victoria

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about My Place:

    As a teacher I have used this book many times in my classroom in years 3 and 5. It is great to accompany the topic of Australian History .
    I purchased this copy to put on my 18 month old son's bookshelf so we could read it when he is older.

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    5.0

    Hopefully there will be more stories.

    By Ann

    from Gold Coast Australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about My Place:

      My 11 year old grandaughter absolutely loves this book and we have both had great fun talking about all the various aspects of the book. It has given her an insight into early Australia and I hope there will be more books forthcoming.

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      ISBN: 9781921150654
      ISBN-10: 1921150653
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 7 - 12 years old
      For Grades: K - 3
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 48
      Published: 1st August 2008
      Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 23.6  x 0.6
      Weight (kg): 0.24