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The Resource The shack that Dad built, by Elaine Russell ; read by Rachael Maza

The shack that Dad built, by Elaine Russell ; read by Rachael Maza

Label
The shack that Dad built
Title
The shack that Dad built
Statement of responsibility
by Elaine Russell ; read by Rachael Maza
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our shack had a dirt floor, and before I swept it I would sprinkle water on it so the dust didn't fly everywhere. Then Mum would put an old piece of lino down. I thought it looked lovely! When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. In The Shack that Dad Built, Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes. Her recollections range from the happy memories of hide-and-seek in the sand dunes and hunting for bush tucker to more bittersweet memories, such as her "Saddest Christmas Ever" (when the charity responsible for distributing presents to the local Aboriginal kids ran out of toys just as Elaine reached the head of the queue). Elaine's colourful, painterly illustrations vividly recreate these childhood experiences
Summary
When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family shack just outside the Aboriginal mission in Sydney. Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes
Storyline
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
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386629
Cataloging source
VCML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Elaine
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maza, Rachael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Talking books for children
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Premier's Reading Challenge
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The shack that Dad built, by Elaine Russell ; read by Rachael Maza
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (CD)
Control code
000043668871
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781877003486
Isbn Type
(book + CD)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)224238178
Label
The shack that Dad built, by Elaine Russell ; read by Rachael Maza
Publication
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (CD)
Control code
000043668871
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781877003486
Isbn Type
(book + CD)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)224238178

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