New paperback edition of this classic tale.

The Dog on the Tuckerbox is the story of Lady and her master Bill. It is the story of Australia’s pioneers; the bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog’s unwavering loyalty to her master. From the award-winning author and illustrator of Queenie: One Elephant’s Story.


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. Flame Stands Waiting, illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione, was on the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge. Corinne has also published many educational books, some translated into other languages.

Peter Gouldthorpe was born in Melbourne in 1954 and now lives in Tasmania. He is recognised as one of Australia's most versatile and skilful illustrators, adept at capturing and evoking the deepest emotions through his art, notably in picture books for older readers. Peter also paints landscapes, portraits and commissioned work, and designs stage sets. Peter has received many awards and commendations for his beautiful work, including the Children’s Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award for First Light.


… a dramatic and moving story of companionship and love, told with compassion for the animal at its centre and presented in images that will remain with the reader long after the book is closed…

The Canberra Times

Like Queenie, this too has the feeling of a meticulous yet lovingly researched story.


It is this relationship between master and dog that captures the Australian spirit and makes the book small in length, but huge in heart…

Weekly Times

A visual and literary delight…

Aussie Reviews

Working together, (Corinne and Peter) have timelessly re-created the social realism of this historical period to give new life to an iconic Australian folk tale.


The story is simply and emotively told, giving us insight into life of the bullockies who worked the rough tracks and to the loyalty of a special dog in times of hardship.

Cherrabubble Magazine

Beautifully retold and inspiringly illustrated with a genuine Australiana outback flavour.

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