A narrative non-fiction picture book about the life of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang, Australia's most infamous bushrangers. New paperback edition!
As a young boy, Ned Kelly saved a classmate from drowning in a flooded creek. He was rewarded with a green silk sash for his heroism. Yet, within a few years, he became an outlaw who was eventually hanged for murder. Ned Kelly and the Green Sash is a window into the character of a poor boy, once honoured for his bravery, who grew up to become Australia's most notorious bushranger.
About the Author
Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia. His recent book, The Drummer Boy of John John, was honoured by Kirkus Reviews (Best of 2012) and the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee. The Donkey of Gallipoli, illustrated by his wife, Frané Lessac, was a CBC Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. His work has twice received the West Australian Premier's Book Award and Jandamarra is presently shortlisted for the 2014 Children's Book Council Awards. Mark's latest books include: The Mayflower published by Holiday House and Midnight, to be published by Candlewick in early 2015.
About the Illustrator
Frane Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown having over forty children's books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London before moving to Australia. Frané has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children's picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading rainbow feature book.
On the Same Day in March named Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Her contribution to Amnesty International's We Are All Born Free celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into more than 30 languages and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her latest books include: The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House, Midnight, to be published by Candlewick in 2015 and A is for Australia, Walker Books in early 2015.
A well-written, beautifully illustrated book that will remain timeless. * Kids' Book Review *