My Place

By Nadia Wheatley
Illustrated by Donna Rawlins

Everyone is part of History, and every place has a story as old as the earth.

My Place depicts the history of one particular piece of land in Sydney from 1788 to 1988 through the stories of the various children who have lived there. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land. Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. The book also features maps that the successive generations of children have 'drawn' which demonstrate the things that have changed - as well as the things that have remained constant. Revised edition featuring new artwork and text.

  • Multi award winning children’s book classic
  • Newly revised edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first publication
  • Features new artwork, typeface & modern design; revised text; author and illustrator bios and a letter to My Place readers celebrating 20th anniversary

About the author

Nadia Wheatley's published work includes fiction, history, biography and picture books.She writes for adults as well as for children and young adults. Seven of her books have been CBCA Honour books, and she has twice received the New South Wales Premier's Children's Book Prize. Her work includes Five Times Dizzy, Highway, The House that was Eureka, Lucy in the Light Year and Going Bush.

About the illustrator

Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children for most of her working life. She has won many awards for her work and in 2003 was the recipient of the prestigious Lady Cutler Award, presented by the Children’s Book Council of New South Wales, for her outstanding contribution to the children’s book industry. Donna lives on acreage in the Lower Blue Mountains outside Sydney, New South Wales. Her books include The Kinder Hat, Tucking Mummy In, Digging to China, Jeremy’s Tail, Jezza Sez, Five Best Friends, Guess the Baby, My Dearest Dinosaur, Big and Little and What Will You Be?

ISBN: 9781921150708
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Dimensions: 240 x 255mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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