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Black Snake  : The Daring of Ned Kelly : The Drum Series - Carole Wilkinson

Black Snake

The Daring of Ned Kelly : The Drum Series

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2005
For Ages: 9+ years old
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"Everyone looks on me like a black snake." Letter to Sergeant Babington, July 1870

Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power.

Was he a villain? Or a hero? What do you think?

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I am currently using this book for a novel study with my Year 7 English class. They love it! They are so engaged in text and find the topic of Ned Kelly very intriguing. Easy to read, would recommend!

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Carole Wilkinson

I didn’t start writing until I was quite old — nearly 40. Before that, I worked as a laboratory assistant. My jobs involved working with a lot of blood and brains. You might think this sounds a bit gory, but I quite enjoyed working in a laboratory. The trouble was I always had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.

One day I realised what I’ve always wanted to be—a writer! I don’t know why it took me so long to work that out. When I was at school in the 1960s (a very long time ago) it didn’t sound like the sort of thing a girl from Port Adelaide could ever do, so I suppose I didn’t think of it back then. Once I’d decided to try and become a writer, I went to university. I wrote lots of things at university including my first novel. I didn’t think it was very good. I showed it to a friend who worked in publishing. I don’t think she thought it was very good either, but she must have seen some potential because she asked me if I could write a teenage novel. ‘Yes,’ I said, when actually I was thinking ‘Are you serious? Of course I can’t!’

I’d never thought about writing for young people. I tried to think of a story. My daughter was at high school, and something she was doing at the time gave me an idea. My friend liked my idea. So I went ahead and wrote the whole novel. That was my first published book. It was published in 1996 and was called Stagefright.

I sometimes wish I’d started writing when I was younger, but then I think things have worked out okay. I find that I have lots of ideas and so far I’ve never had ‘writers’ block’ (touch wood). I might have got a late start, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. I’ve written 30-odd books, some short stories, a telemovie and some TV and planetarium scripts.

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ISBN: 9781876372934
ISBN-10: 1876372931
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1