In this story about identity and independence,the gutsy girl from the bushtries being a farmer, a man, a teacher, and a pirateall with dire consequences Audrey is a 1930s outback girl with a lot on her mind Her dad has gone away to work her brother Price thinks he s too old for games and little Dougie likes pretending to be a bird So together with her best friend Stumpy, Audrey ponders some of life s big questionslike whether being a swaggie or bush traveler, as explained in the handy glossary is lonelier than being a girl, and whether it s better to be a sheep or a cow Determined, mischievous, imaginative, and inquisitive, Audreyis Australia s response to Pippi Longstockingand Ramona Quimby....
|Title||:||Audrey of the Outback|
|Publisher||:||Little Hare Books February 15, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||681 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Audrey of the Outback Reviews
Delightful collection of short novels about a girl growing up in 1930's Australia. I was in our library's juvenile section, and the book's bright red cover caught my eye. I thought it was an Australian children's classic that had been reissued for a U.S. market, and when I read it, nothing about the book dispelled that illusion. It has the authenticity of "Little House on the Prairie," and the ingenuous, straightforward style of early 20th-century kids' books, like "Pollyanna" or "Miss Minerva and William Greenhill."
I purchased the Audrey of the Outback Collection for my 7-year old daughter as a gift for her ballet performance/concert instead of flowers.....one and half days later she has finished it (she couldn't put it down)!!! We all had a great laugh at the interesting words in the back. It's a fantastic book for homeschoolers wanting to add some safe Australiana literature into their curriculum. It is also a fabulous gift to send to people outside of Australia. It's an absolutely wonderful book for anyone at all interested in Australia. Can't wait to get our hands on all Christine Harris' other books!!! Just wish they were all on available on Kindle!