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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    walk about review

    This book is very interesting. It can be read to kids but the vocabulary might not be useful for kids under twelve years. It took about a week or two but it¿s a good book. It wasn¿t a waste of my time. It was a good book. It¿s amazing how a sister named Mary and brother Peter with a friend they called him little bush boy make it through the Australia desert. The journey they go through is crazy but they have to survive. It was crazy how they met that bush boy and he decided to stay with them. He didn¿t have to stay and because of his tribe said to go somewhere to retrieve something for their survival, he risked his exile from his tribe and it takes a lot of guts to do that. Mary also rejects him. His tribe¿s religion dictates that he can¿t go back to his tribe because they won¿t accept him for living with them. He tries to go commit suicide but they stop him from doing it. He also took them home. He kept his word. I liked how they worked together for survival and they stuck together on every thing that came their way. This book is an eight out of ten and trust me it¿s worth it. It¿s not going to be a waste of anybody¿s time. If you like thinking of what is going to happen then this book is for you. I believe that in one of the chapters that there was a creature. I¿m not sure what it was. I think it was a hog and it was near were Mary was and when she wakes up the creature ran away. Also Peter gets real close to the bush boy and gives him one of his toys, a red toy soldier, and Mary is having mixed feelings for the bush boy. The book is boring sometimes and there might be parts of the book you might not understand so I hope you do read this book. Trust me you will like the book Walkabout. Written by James Vance Marshall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    Great Book!

    This book was very good and had very descriptive details, so you actually feel like you're right in Australia with them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2003

    This book is good!

    I think this book was good. It was very interesting with many twists.You can tell this book is good by the way it starts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2001


    For my 8th grade social studies class we had to read this book during our Australia unit. It was a pretty interesting book-it was cool to learn about the native people to Australia and how harsh the desert really is! But mostly about the people you can trust to pull you through the bad time I think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    Walkabout a good trendsetter

    In our 8th grade class we had to read walkabout for a project, and it was worth it, that book really set an example for all of us in my class about how to treat someone for their heart and not their appearance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Great Book !!!

    I think this was a good book because the author used direct characterization so it made you the reader understand more about the characters as you read the story, rather than reading the story and having no clue what the characters are like. I also admired the way the author described the setting, he did so in a way that you can actually visualize where the story took place it also made me understand the story better. Overall it was a good book and I would recomed it to anyone.

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