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storm boy illustrated by robert ingpen
NEW LIVING BOOK LIST eg Out of the Ashes by Michael Morpurgo

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hello ladies,

Some new titles in this list...





Storm Boy by Colin Thiele large format HARDCOVER/DJ GC $10

A lovely edition because of its moving illustrations by the renowned Robert Ingpen.

“Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children's book by Colin Thiele about a boy and his pelican. The book concentrates on the relationships he has with his father Hide-Away Tom , the pelican, and an outcast Aboriginal man called Fingerbone. Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues the three chicks, and nurses them back to health. He names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival. After he releases them, his favourite, Mr Percival, returns. The story then concentrates on the conflict between his lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend a school, and the fate of the pelican.”



Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Patterson  (Rigby) dj creases HC VGC $8

illustrated throughout with excellent black-and-white drawings by the renowned Robert Ingpen.

‘Clancy of the Overflow’, the legendary bushman of Banjo Paterson’s immoral verse is, to every Australian, a very real larger-than-life figure; a free and independent spirit following through the wide-open spaces, vigorous, hearty and self-reliant. 

Clancy is the lean, bronzed and carefree Aussie, a subject tailor made for Robert Ingpen’s eloquent brushstrokes.

Why has Clancy become part of our folk heritage?  The reason is exposed in the very readable Introduction to Paterson’s Poetry and Ingpin’s painting to this book that will continue to fascinate and stimulates the reader for may years to come




Illalong Children: The Story of Banjo Patterson's Childhood by A.B.(Banjo Patterson) HC EC $12

Illustrated by Robert Lovett

A B Paterson's childhood reminiscences, Illalong Children, were written in his old age for his granddaughters.

They describe his boyhood spent on stations in New South Wales and include descriptions of the wildlife, countryside, early school days and some unforgettable bush characters.
The characters, the wildlife, the countryside and the day-to-day activities of the children are all vividly evoked in this delightful record of growing up in the Australian bush during the closing years of the nineteenth century.

See inside:







Eureka Stockade by Alan Boardman & Roland Harvey cover scuffed SC GC $5

See cover & inside:





Out of the Ashes by Michael Morpurgo ex-lib. SC VGC $6

A powerful and moving fictional account of true events, by one of the most acclaimed children's writers of our time. 

This story is not a story at all. It all happened. 

On New Year’s Day Becky Morley begins to write her diary. By March, her world has changed for ever. Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out on a pig farm hundreds of miles from the Morleys’ Devon home, but soon the nightmare is a few fields away. Local sheep are infected and every animal is destroyed. Will the Morleys’ flock be next? The waiting and hoping is the most agonising experience Becky has ever had…




Pennies For Hitler by Jackie French SC VGC $6




A Horse For Hannah: Treasured Horses Collection by Coleen Hubbard HARDCOVER GC/VGC $5




The Evergreen Wood: An Adaptation of The Pilgrim’s Progress for Children By Alan & Linda Perry HARDCOVER VGC $8


Pilgrim's Progress is delightfully retold for children in this brightly illustrated story of a little mouse's journey to the Evergreen Wood. Destined to become a children's classic, this read it to me storybook will spiritually enrich children just as Pilgrim's Progress has adults. Full-color illustrations throughout.


The Call of the Wild by Jack London (Exeter)  HC VGC $5

Retold for children with lovely colour illustrations throughout …ages 8+?




I now have two other book lists here and am happy to combine postage.

I can send up to 10kg of books in Sydney for only $10.55



Usborne: World History Sticker Atlas (stickers intact) SC VGC $6

This book offers a clever method of introducing young children to important events in world history. Filled with over 100 stickers featuring objects, people, and scenes representing these happenings, your child will travel the world and briefly learn about such events as the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The stickers are numbered, allowing for your child to easily locate the correct map to which they belong. Maps are divided into the following regions: Africa, Asia, North and Central America, South America, The Middle East, Australasia, Europe (Western), and Europe (Eastern). Although this book is not designed to provide an overly detailed account of the history of the world, it does serve to familiarize young learners to some of the more notable historical events. Please note: one of the events highlighted does pertain to Charles Darwin and his contribution to the idea of evolution. 24 pgs,


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Hi Margaret :)

Do you still have the Atlas sticker book available? I'm in 0810.


Thank you

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Hi Margaret,

I am interested in Men of the Jungle but I am a bit confused as the description you have sounds more like Red Chief.

Can you just clarify for me which it is.



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Hi Sally,

Sorry, I have been sick and just back on computer...sorry the Idriess book is sold already.


I have sent a PM

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