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The ABC Book Of Australian Poetry : A treasury of poems for young people - Libby Hathorn

The ABC Book Of Australian Poetry

A treasury of poems for young people

By: Libby Hathorn, Cassandra Allen (Illustrator)


Published: 1st June 2010
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
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RRP $29.99

'I am the river, gently flowing, as I wind my way to the sea.' (Mary Duroux)

Follow the river of poetry through country, town, the bush, the four seasons, night and day and explore the Australian landscape through the eyes of our best Australian poets.

In this beautiful collection of poems for children, award-winning author and poet, Libby Hathorn, has brought together favourites such as those by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar and C.J. Dennis, as well as more contemporary poems by Steven Herrick, Eva Johnson, Les A. Murray and others.

Exquisite illustrations by Cassandra Allan make this a collection to treasure.

About The Author

Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author of more than forty books for children and young people. Her stories have been translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen.

Libby was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for her services to children’s literature. More recently her novels Fire Song and Letters to a Princess were commended in the Society of Women Writers of NSW bi-annual awards, and Fire Song was highly commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2010.



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Great collection


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    Comments about The ABC Book Of Australian Poetry:

    Our baby loves listening to my partner read the man from snowy river. This book has opened up a world of Australian poetry for us to read to him as he grows up.

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    ISBN: 9780733320194
    ISBN-10: 0733320198
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
    For Grades: 3
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 192
    Published: 1st June 2010
    Publisher: ABC Books
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 16.2 x 24.1  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.59