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The Resource Topsy-Turvy World

Topsy-Turvy World

Label
Topsy-Turvy World
Title
Topsy-Turvy World
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Murray
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To the first Europeans who came to Australia, everything seemed topsy turvy. Christmas was in the summer and trees shed their bark but not their leaves. And the animals were bizarre. There was a bird that laughed like a donkey and a type of greyhound that bound along on its hind legs like a hare. There was an animal in Tasmania whose nocturnal screeches sounded like the devil and a river creature that had a duck's bill at one end and a beaver's tail at the other. The Europeans had never seen anything like these animals before and gave them names similar to those of the European creatures they already knew. They drew and painted odd pictures of them, showing they did not understand the animals' habits. In one illustration, a wombat is standing on its back legs and in another a Tasmanian tiger is wrestling with a platypus of the same size
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
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10166544
Cataloging source
ANL
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Murray, Kirsty
Dewey number
591.994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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National Library of Australia
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  • History
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nature
Target audience
primary
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how Australian animals puzzled early explorers
Label
Topsy-Turvy World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bffef54f-2187-4015-ad0e-ed903a75ab83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780642278029
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Topsy-Turvy World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bffef54f-2187-4015-ad0e-ed903a75ab83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780642278029
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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