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Bob the Railway Dog

By Corinne Fenton
Illustrated by Andrew McLean

The true story of a little dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.

In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid he was there on the train - riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog.

  • Award-winning author and illustrator. Both much loved in the Australian market. Bob the Railway Dog is their first book together.
  • A heart-warming true Australian story. The legend of Bob is well known in SA. There is a statue dedicated to him in Peterborough.
  • Bob the Railway Dog is linked to the Australian primary curriculum across a number of topics - Colonial Australia, transport, railway.

About the author

Corinne Fenton is the author of 25 books for children but her passion is picture books about social history. Her classic picture book Queenie: One Elephant’s Story, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, was an Honour Book in the 2007 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards. The Dog on the Tuckerbox, also illustrated by Gouldthorpe, was named a Notable Book in two categories of the 2009 CBCA Awards.

About the illustrator

Andrew McLean grew up in the Victorian country town of Bairnsdale. He trained as a painter and teacher, and taught in secondary schools before becoming a lecturer in painting and drawing at Caulfield Institute of Technology. He has been a full-time artist now for more than thirty years. Andrew and his wife Janet have created many picture books together, and Andrew also illustrates books written by other authors. Many of his books have been award winners: he has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award three times. Bob the Railway Dog (written by Corinne Fenton) is his first work with Black Dog Books.

ISBN: 9781922179890
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 255 x 234mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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