AUSTRALIAN STORY BY TANIA McCARTNEY

Tania McCartney has a wonderful new book published by the National Library of Australia.

Australian Story, an illustrated timeline is a pictorial and textual delight.

Did you know that Indigenous people arrived in Australia between 40,000 and 65,000 years ago? Or that Mount Gambier was the last volcano to erupt on the Australian mainland, or that the first steam railway opened in Melbourne in 1854?

Australian Story – An Illustrated Timeline is full of fascinating facts about Australia’s history.

I can imagine young readers pouring through this book to find out all sorts of  interesting information about how Australia came to be the nation it is today.

They can travel through the decades and discover how the famed Pavlova got its name, and when television first came to their state…and so many other surprising snippets of history.

Clearly, a huge amount of research has gone into creating this presentation of Australia’s colourful past.

Australia may be young but its history is fascinating, diverse and steeped in one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

From creation and Dreaming to the twenty-first century, Australian Story – An Illustrated Timeline takes us on a journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of events that has shaped our beautiful country.

Australian Story – An Illustrated Timeline is packed with images from the National Library of Australia and scattered with beautiful full colour illustrations by Peter Shaw.

Tania McCartney’s research is meticulous. She has clearly thought a great deal about selecting facts that will most intrigue readers.

The book is packed with information, but the format is easy to read and visually appealing.

Australian Story – An Illustrated Timelin is published by the National Library of Australia as part of its objective to interpret and highlight the Library’s collections and to support the creative work of the nation’s writers and researchers.

I can see this engaging presentation of Australia’s history becoming a valued and much read book in many Australian households and school libraries.

BLOG TOUR

Tania is visiting many great blogs on a tour to celebrate the release of her new book.

Here’s where you can find her:

Australian Story Blog Tour, March 2012

 

Monday 5 March

Blog Tour Schedule and Book Giveaway

Kids Book Review

kids-bookreview.com

 

Book Launch Party Wrap-Up

Tania McCartney’s Blog

taniamccartney.blogspot.com

 

Book Giveaway

Alphabet Street

alphabetstreet.com.au

 

Tuesday 6 March

 

Book Review

Buzz Words

buzzwordsmagazine.blogspot.com

 

Australian Story Research Process

DeeScribe

deescribewriting.wordpress.com

 

Book Review and 10 Reasons Why History is Exciting

Soup Blog

soupblog.wordpress.com

 

Wednesday 7 March

 

Australian Story Teaching Notes for Key Stage I

Sheryl Gwyther’s Blog

sherylgwyther.wordpress.com
Book Review and Teaching Notes Ideas for Key Stage II

The Book Chook

thebookchook.com

 

Book Review

Kids’ Book Capers

content.boomerangbooks.com.au/kids-book-capers-blog

 

Image-Sourcing for Australian Story

Blue Dingo

bluedingo.ning.com

 

Thursday 8 March

Book Review

Reading Upside Down

readingupsidedown.com

 

Book Review

Pass It On

jackiehoskingpio.wordpress.com/school-magazine

 

Book Review

Bug in a Book

bugreviews.wordpress.com

 

Friday 9 March

 

Book Giveaway

HerCanberra

hercanberra.com.au

 

The Writing Process for Australian Story

Sally Murphy’s Blog

sallymurphy.blogspot.com

 

Book Review

Books for Little Hands

booksforlittlehands.blogspot.com

 

Book Review

ReadPlus

www.readplus.com.au

 

Saturday 10 March

 

Book Review

Kids Book Review

kids-bookreview.com

 

Book Giveaway

Posie Patchwork Blog

posiepatchworkblog.blogspot.com

 

Book Review

Suite 101

suite101.com/worldliteratures

 

Sunday 11 March

 

Book Review

My Little Bookcase

mylittlebookcase.com.au

 

Book Giveaway

Australian Women Online

australianwomenonline.com

 

Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Tania McCartney’s Blog

taniamccartney.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 


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Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.