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The Resource Tea and sugar Christmas, Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen

Tea and sugar Christmas, Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen

Label
Tea and sugar Christmas
Title
Tea and sugar Christmas
Statement of responsibility
Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Tone
Illustration
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10399402
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jolly, Jane
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For pre-school age
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ingpen, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railway trains
  • Country life
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas stories, Australian
  • Nullarbor Plain (S.A. and W.A.)
Summary expansion
Age range 5+The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year.Today was Sunday.Four more days without sugar.Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please dont be late. Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly awaits the Christmas Tea and Sugar train. Will she meet Father Christmas? Will she receive a Christmas gift from him?A delightful, heart-warming story from the National Library of Australia that will intrigue, captivate and introduce readers to a slice of the past.Wonderful sensitive illustrations, including a beautiful double fold-out image showing the shops inside all the carriages.For 81 years, from 1915 to 1996, the Tea and Sugar Train travelled from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie once a week.It serviced the settlements along the Nullarbor Plain, a 1050-long rail link. It was a lifeline.There were no shops or services in these settlements. The train carried everything they neededa household goods, groceries, fruit and vegetables, a butchers van, banking facilities and at one time even a theatrette car for showing films.The biggest excitement for the children was the first Thursday of December every year, when Father Christmas travelled the line. He distributed gifts to all the children on the way, including those of railway workers, those in isolated communities, and station kids
Target audience
preschool
Label
Tea and sugar Christmas, Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052521724
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
20 unnumbered pages (7 folded)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278630
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations (chiefly)
Label
Tea and sugar Christmas, Jane Jolly ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052521724
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
20 unnumbered pages (7 folded)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278630
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations (chiefly)

Library Locations

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