Description - Meet... the Flying Doctors by George Ivanoff
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Reverend John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
In the early 20th century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to people in outback Australia. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Today the RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency and primary health care across Australia.
From Ned Kelly to Nellie Melba; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
Buy Meet... the Flying Doctors by George Ivanoff from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(285mm x 225mm x 16mm)
Random House Australia Children's Books
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Author Biography - George Ivanoff
George Ivanoff (Author)
George Ivanoff is a Melbourne author who's written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the interactive You Choose series, the RFDS adventures and the OTHER WORLDS series.
As a child, George loved reading interactive books, where he got to make decisions about the direction of the story. He has had more fun plotting and writing the You Choose books than pretty much anything else. And writing the RFDS adventures has opened his eyes to the amazing work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. With OTHER WORLDS George has ventured into the realms of science fiction and fantasy, two of his favourite genres, in order to tell stories about ordinary kids facing extraordinary circumstances.
George's books and stories have been shortlisted for numerous awards and he is thrilled that You Choose- The Treasure of Dead Man's Cove won the 2015 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers.
George drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate and watches too much Doctor Who. He has one wife, two children and an uncontrollable imagination.
Ben Wood (Illustrator)
Sydney illustrator Ben Wood has been illustrating children's books and products for over a decade. He has worked with many of Australian publishers and authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild, and loves the challenge of interpreting an author's words into images. Growing up in country Victoria has influenced Ben in his work, as animals and nature are some of his favourite things to draw. When he isn't in his home studio, Ben visits schools to teach students about illustrating stories.