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My Place : 20th Anniversary Edition  - Nadia Wheatley

My Place

20th Anniversary Edition

By: Nadia Wheatley, Donna Rawlins (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2008
ISBN: 9781921150654
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 7 - 12 years old

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20th Anniversary edition of this Australian classic.

Discover, or rediscover, 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.

  • Features new artwork; revised text; and a letter to My Place readers celebrating the 20th anniversary.
  • New timeline traces the history of the characters in the book as well as the history of Australia, and is right up to date with reference to Australia’s apology to Indigenous Australians.
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.

About the illustrator

Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher 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.

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A fantastic book

5

I have used the older publication of this book many, many times in my capacity as a preschool teacher. I feel it encourages children to celebrate the different Cultures that make up our society. I especially like the emphasis placed on the First Nation people of Australia.

Victoria Australia

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Appeals to a wide age group both children and adults

5

Beautiful and apposite illustrations and narrative of the changing urban landscape and residents in a tiny cross section of Sydney NSW.

Townsville NQ

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Fantastic resource

5

I purchased this book for my school library as it is a great historical resource that is used from Prep to Secondary students.

Mackay

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A must on any child's bookshelf

5

As a teacher I have used this book many times in my classroom in years 3 and 5. It is great to accompany the topic of Australian History . I purchased this copy to put on my 18 month old son's bookshelf so we could read it when he is older.

Victoria

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Hopefully there will be more stories.

5

My 11 year old grandaughter absolutely loves this book and we have both had great fun talking about all the various aspects of the book. It has given her an insight into early Australia and I hope there will be more books forthcoming.

Gold Coast Australia

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My Place

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This fascinating book is like a time capsule of the first 200 years of white settlement in Australia, demonstrating that the Australian community has been influenced by cultures from all around the globe. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were. If you are looking for a way to introduce your primary school-aged children to Australia's modern history, this book is a wonderful way to begin. * Kids' Book Review *
For anyone with young children, especially if you want them to learn a bit about Australia, this is a cracking read. It really brings Australian history to life. -- Caroline * goodreads *
Brilliant children's book showing the same suburb visited each ten years, beginning from the present day and travelling backwards until pre colonial days. This book could be read forwards or backwards. It is jammed with history but doesn't feel like a history lesson. Each decade is accompanied by a detailed illustration showing the changes time has made. No wonder it won the Children's Book of the Year. -- Maggie * goodreads *

ISBN: 9781921150654
ISBN-10: 1921150653
Series: Walker Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 12 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 23.6  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.24