Tom the Outback Mailman

Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

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Published: 8th May 2012
For Ages: 5 - 9 years old
RRP $28.99

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Winner of the CBCA 2013 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Product Description

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.

ISBN: 9780734412249
ISBN-10: 073441224X
Series: Lothian Australian Favou
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 9 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 8th May 2012
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 29.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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