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This week ...
An Illustrated Timeline
by Tania McCartney
- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 32 page
- Publisher: National Library of Australia
- Publication Date: 2011 (Launched 5 March 2012)
- ISBN: 978-0-642-27745-9
- Author: Tania McCartney
- Illustrator: Peter Shaw
It's a visual timeline. It has a beautiful balance of photographs, snippets of information and drawings.
The books starts from creation on page two and the formation of the continants moving to the human history of Australia starting with the Indigenous Australians tell stories of the Dreamtime (Creation). The next double spread page starts with the 1600 AD and moves gradually through history to 2010 with Julia Gillard becoming Australia's first female Prime Minister and Mary MacKillop.
Here is a sneak peak to see what it looks like inside:
What the Author says: "One of my biggest aims in writing Australian Story was a far-flung idea that I wanted to make history ‘cool’ for school kids. Most kids would look at the subject of history and not in any way, shape or form, associate it with ‘cool’. I know I didn’t when I was a kid, so yes, my cool-seeking goal was certainly a big one." - Tania McCartney
What others are saying:
- Soup Blog: 10 Reasons Why History is Exciting
- National Library of Australia - Australian Story
- DeeScribe Writing - The Research Process - Australian Story with Tania McCartney (has an interresting look into the how behind the book along with a book mock-up page.
- The Book Chook - Australian Story.
- (Boomerang Books) Kids' Book Capers - Australian Story.
- My Little Bookcase - Australian Story