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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)

Hardcover

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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4.7

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  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Informative (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Inspirational (3)

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    5.0

    great childs book

    By red sky

    from NSW

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        Comments about Tom the Outback Mailman:

        great easy captivating for childeren

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        5.0

        Teaching early readers about our social

        By Lady Devonborough

        from Waikerie South Australia

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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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            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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              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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                  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