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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
Member of
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.
Awards note
The Eve Pownall Award For Information Books, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429243
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Heritage heroes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gwyther, Lennie
  • Gwyther, Lennie
  • Depressions
  • Farm life
  • Farm life
  • Farm life
  • Depressions
  • Farm life
  • Australia
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Australia
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
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 copy signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066271307
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642279194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1130226593
Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Publication
Copyright
Note
National Library's N copy signed by author.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066271307
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642279194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1130226593

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