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