Follow a 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. Age 10-14.'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. Age 10-14.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780733320194
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Book Review: ABC Book of Australian Poetry by Libby Hathorn - Reviewed by Boobook (29 Jan 2011)
This book provides an excellent blend of old favourites and new poems for Australian kids.
The pages are thick and smooth and I particularly like that there is a lot of white space on each page--the poems look inviting (and not overwhelming) for kids who want to read on their own.
Bright, lively illustrations show the many faces of Australia and lead the reader through to the end of the book as we follow the river in Cassandra Allen's artwork.
This is not one of those fusty dusty poetry books you own but never read! It looks quite at home with the other children's books on our shelves and my kids often request it as part of their bedtime story line-up.
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