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Tom the Outback Mailman : Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books - Kristin Weidenbach

Tom the Outback Mailman

Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

By: Kristin Weidenbach, Timothy Ide (Illustrator)

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Published: 8th May 2012
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Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Book Description

The Birdsville Track is one of the best-known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns in his trusty truck, The Badger. Based on her bestselling book, Mailman of the Birdsville Track, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia s fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.

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4.6

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  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Well written (4)

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    5.0

    Teaching early readers about our social

    By Lady Devonborough

    from Waikerie South Australia

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational

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      Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

      This is a great teaching tool in primary schools.
      Children are fascinated by the quirky characters along the Birdsville Track, especially Tom.

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      5.0

      Outback story

      By Maggie

      from Sydney

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      • Easy To Understand
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        Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

        Great for children who might like to learn of what really happened in the outback - to get the mail (and other things) through before the electronic age

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        4.0

        Great present for friends overseas

        By grandma

        from Brisbane, AU

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        • Easy To Understand
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          Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

          Introduces the outback to children and also reminds expats of how their country was made.

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          4.0

          Excellent

          By Sferg

          from Gunnedah NSW

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            Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

            Great book to teach young children about the pioneer people in outback Australia.

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            5.0

            Great Aussie Bush Story

            By Kazcrawf

            from Aouth Australia

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

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              Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

              A wonderfully written story by Kristen Weidenbach (an authority on the subject having adult books published) about Tom Kruse- the Birdsville Track mailman in the 50's, that is also well illustrated by Timothy Ide.
              Highly recommended book for all Australian children but especially for those with a love of the Outback.

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              ISBN: 9780734412249
              ISBN-10: 073441224X
              Audience: Children
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 32
              Published: 8th May 2012
              Publisher: Hachette Australia
              Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 29.1  x 0.9
              Weight (kg): 0.45