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A Ute Picnic  And Other Australian Poems - Lorraine Marwood

A Ute Picnic And Other Australian Poems

By: Lorraine Marwood

Paperback | 1 August 2010

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Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking this beautiful poetry collection takes a poignant look at what it is like to live on a farm in Australia.

This collection of poetry by Lorraine Marwood shows the essence of Australian life on the land. Containing strong themes of farming and rural living and covering topics such as drought, cows, rodeos, the working day and beloved pets. Also featuring a special heartfelt poem called Black Saturday which touches on the tragic bushfires which devastated rural Victoria in 2009. This beautifully designed collection, with interspersed images and drawings immerses the reader in the harsh realities and inspiring moments of living on a farm in Australia.

About the Author

Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children. Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children s novels and collections of poetry. Her titles with Walker Books Australia include 'A Ute Picnic and Other Australian Poems', 'Ratwhiskers and Me', published in 2008 and 'Star Jumps' which was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category; received a Notable mention in the Children s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010; and won the Prime Minister s Literary Awards, Children s Fiction, 2010. For more information about the author, please visit her website: www.lorrainemarwood.com
Industry Reviews
I really found this book enjoyable and interesting because of the Australian culture with in it. This book will enthuse children about poetry and if your looking for a book to send to another country pick up this book i'm sure everyone will love it. -- bleu_butterfly * State Library of Victoria Inside a dog *

These poems will make kids grin, wonder, empathise and understand...

If you're looking for a Christmas gift that celebrates the real Australia and a love of language, look for A Ute Picnic. If you need a resource for your library that will enthuse kids about poetry, try A Ute Picnic. And if you want a book to send overseas, one that captures the essence of Australian country life, take my advice and grab this delightful book. I love it!

* The Book Chook *

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