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The Resource The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts, written by Hilary Bell ; illustrated by Matthew Martin

The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts, written by Hilary Bell ; illustrated by Matthew Martin

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The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts
Title
The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts
Statement of responsibility
written by Hilary Bell ; illustrated by Matthew Martin
Title variation
Marvelous funambulist of Middle Harbor and other Sydney firsts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Age range 6-9 years This is a story of Sydney In order of who did what first: The incidents, places and people, All illustrated and versed. Who first pulled a tooth using ether? What started the first pistol fight? When were the first Chinese tea rooms? Where was the first traffic light? Through a series of (unexpected) 'firsts', Hilary Bell and Matthew Martin trace the events, people and places that have shaped their city, however unintentionally. Where else will you find Sydney's first traffic light sharing pages with its first tightrope walk across Middle Harbour? (And just so you know, it was performed by the marvellous funambulist Henri L'Estrange in 1877.)
Summary
Rhyming text describes the first times various events occurred in Sydney, Australia, from the first duel in 1788 to the first time people drew a rainbow on the road with chalk in 2013
Tone
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466661
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Hilary
Dewey number
A821.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Matthew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
primary
Label
The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts, written by Hilary Bell ; illustrated by Matthew Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055035495
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm.
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9781742234403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913743830
Label
The marvellous funambulist of middle harbour and other Sydney firsts, written by Hilary Bell ; illustrated by Matthew Martin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055035495
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm.
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9781742234403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913743830

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