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The Resource Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder

Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder

Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony
Title
Lennie the legend
Title remainder
solo to Sydney by pony
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Owen Reeder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Age range 7 and over. Based on a true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie's 1,000-kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australia's history. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the way: a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Children's Book of the Year Award (Children's Book Council of Australia), Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2016.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429243
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
Dewey number
994.042
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gwyther, Lennie
  • Farm life
  • Depressions
  • Farm life
  • Horsemanship
  • Depressions
  • Farm life
  • Australia
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
solo to Sydney by pony
Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • National Library's N and NL copies signed by author.
  • New South Wales Premiers Reading Challenge 5-6
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preparing the Ground -- The Great War -- A Grand Plan Revealed -- Living on the Land -- Against the Odds -- The Great Depression -- In the Halls of Power -- Australia's National Capital -- The Boy from the Bush -- City Living -- You're a Legend! -- The Sydney Harbour Bridge -- Epilogue -- Author's Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Background Reading -- List of Illustrations -- Index
Control code
000053190934
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642278654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)886854610
Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • National Library's N and NL copies signed by author.
  • New South Wales Premiers Reading Challenge 5-6
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preparing the Ground -- The Great War -- A Grand Plan Revealed -- Living on the Land -- Against the Odds -- The Great Depression -- In the Halls of Power -- Australia's National Capital -- The Boy from the Bush -- City Living -- You're a Legend! -- The Sydney Harbour Bridge -- Epilogue -- Author's Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Background Reading -- List of Illustrations -- Index
Control code
000053190934
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642278654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)886854610

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