Tom the Outback Mailman
Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
The Birdsville Track is one of the best-known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns in his trusty truck, The Badger.
Based on her bestselling book, MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia s fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.
About the Author
Kristin is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California. As a science writer Kristin has written for Science magazine and for publications from Harvard and Stanford Medical Schools. She lives in Adelaide.
Timothy Ide is a freelance artist and court illustrator, based in Adelaide. His earlier books for children were published by Omnibus.