Ned Kelly And The Green Sash

By Mark Greenwood
Illustrated by Frane Lessac

The story of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang, Australia's most infamous bushrangers.

A narrative non-fiction picture book about the life of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang, Australia's most infamous bushrangers. Backed by detailed research, the story focuses on Ned as a young man and the little known story of the green sash. The text also includes brief biographies and fact files on the Kelly Gang, the true story behind the green sash and a detailed list of sources.

  • A new story from the highly acclaimed writer and illustrator of Simpson and his Donkey
  • A fresh new take on a fascinating and historically significant Australian story
  • Excellent teaching resource for schools. Winner of the 2011 Hoffman Award.

About the author

Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia. His recent book, The Drummer Boy of John John, was honoured by Kirkus Reviews (Best of 2012) and the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee. The Donkey of Gallipoli, illustrated by his wife, Fran Lessac, was a CBC Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. His work has twice received the West Australian Premier's Book Award and Jandamarra is presently shortlisted for the 2014 Children's Book Council Awards. Mark's latest books include: The Mayflower published by Holiday House and Midnight, to be published by Candlewick in early 2015.

About the illustrator

Frane Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown having over forty children's books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London before moving to Australia. Fran has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children's picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading rainbow feature book. On the Same Day in March named Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Her contribution to Amnesty International's We Are All Born Free celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into more than 30 languages and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her latest books include: The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House, Midnight, to be published by Candlewick in 2015 and A is for Australia, Walker Books in early 2015.


2011: Hoffman Award


2010: CJ Korean Picture Book Awards


ISBN: 9781921150876
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Dimensions: 218 x 287mm, 40pp
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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