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My Place : Big Book - Nadia Wheatley

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2012
For Ages: 8+ years old
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Everyone is part of History, and every place has a story as old as the earth.

My Place, the classic Australian picture book, is 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. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant.

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. She writes for adults as well as for children and young adults. Seven of Nadia's books have been CBCA Honour books, and she has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her biography of Charmian Clift won the New South Wales Premier's Award for Australian History (2002). Since the beginning of her career, Nadia Wheatley's books have reflected her commitment to multiculturalism, social justice and the preservation of the natural environment. Over the period 1998-2001 Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle were consultants at the school at Papunya, an Aboriginal community in the Western Desert. As part of their work, they helped Elders and students produce the multi-award-winning Papunya School Book of Country and History. In 2005 Nadia and Ken developed an innovative Harmony project with students from Muslim, Catholic and state schools in Sydney's south-west, culminating in the picture book Going Bush. This has received an Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing (2007) and was shortlisted for the 2007 Human Rights Medal.

About the Illustrator

Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children for most of her working life. She has won many awards for her work 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. Donna lives on acreage in the Lower Blue Mountains outside Sydney, New South Wales.

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4.7

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5.0

Beautiful book

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Great for homeschoolers
  • Visual learners

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    Best Uses

    • Australian history
    • homeschoolers
    • Older Readers
    • Special Needs
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about My Place:

    This is a lovely, big book. Illustrations are wonderful. We bought this and the DVD (TV series) because we are going to use this to cover Australian history with our 5 and 8 year old. A book that can be enjoyed by any age.

     
    5.0

    Fabulous reference Big Book!

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    from Melbourne

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about My Place:

      I am a teacher and used this book as apart of an inquiry unit of work on Australian History

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      4.0

      Australian History Classic

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      from Melbourne

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Great For Shared
      • Great For Shared Reading
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Australian History
        • Reference
        • Years 3-6

        Comments about My Place:

        This book is still as relevant, informative, accessible and interesting today as it was in 1988. I highly recommend this book as a core reference for any Primary School studies of Australian History.

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        ISBN: 9781921977954
        ISBN-10: 1921977957
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 8+ years old
        For Grades: K - 3
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 48
        Published: 1st August 2012
        Publisher: Walker Books Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 47.9 x 51.0  x 0.5
        Weight (kg): 1.17