The Road to Goonong

Overview

A glorious story of an Australian bush childhood—growing up on the family farm with horses and animals, eccentric neighbors and a loving family
 
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks packed down by buggies and drays that had traveled that way over the years. It ran through forest and passed by farmhouses and the hut where the Schmidt boys lived. Goonong, our farm, was at the end of the road. We had beef cattle and ...

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Overview

A glorious story of an Australian bush childhood—growing up on the family farm with horses and animals, eccentric neighbors and a loving family
 
The road to Goonong was just a pair of wheel tracks packed down by buggies and drays that had traveled that way over the years. It ran through forest and passed by farmhouses and the hut where the Schmidt boys lived. Goonong, our farm, was at the end of the road. We had beef cattle and dairy cattle, and there was plenty of room to play and plenty of horses to ride. It was a time when timber-cutters felled big ironbarks and blacksmiths' hammers rang out from the forge. The skies were always blue over Goonong. With laid-back charm, bush humor, and a spirit of optimism, David Cox captures the joy and freedom, as well as the harsh reality of farming life during the Great Depression.

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"What could have been just a book about a problem becomes more, thanks, in part, to Cox's excellent ink drawings, which bring Quentin Blake's pictures strongly to mind."  —Booklist on I Hate Books!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742375212
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Cox grew up in the outback. He has illustrated such children's titles as I Hate Books!

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