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The man from Snowy River / poem by A.B. Paterson ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow.

By: Paterson, A (Andrew Barton), 1864-1941.
Contributor(s): Macarthur-Onslow, Annette.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Australian children's classics.Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 2011Description: [32] pages : colour illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm.ISBN: 9780207157080 (paperback); 0207157081 (paperback).Subject(s): Australian poetry -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | Australian poetry | Children's poetry, Australian | Children's poetry, Australian | Children's poetry, Australian -- Pictorial works | Australian poetry -- 19th century -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: A821.8 Summary: The iconic Australian poem by 'Banjo' Paterson is presented in this delightfully illustrated book for children. This story is one that every Australian child should know.Ages 5+.
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Reprint. First published 1977 by William Collins.

The iconic Australian poem by 'Banjo' Paterson is presented in this delightfully illustrated book for children. This story is one that every Australian child should know.Ages 5+.

For children.

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Gr. 2-5. Macarthur-Onslow's impressionistic paintings, rich in hues of green and brown, capture the spirit of Paterson's dramatic poem about the search for a lost horse in Australia's Snowy River Mountains. When a young colt escapes to run wild with the bush horses, cowboys from all around assemble to help recapture the valuable animal. One volunteer seems much too small and frail to be of use, but the roundup leader realizes the man is native to the area. The group locates the wayward pony and sets off in hot pursuit over "cliffs and crags," through ~"gorges deep and black," and into scrub land so full of wombat holes that "any slip was death." Eventually, only the Snowy River rider can continue. In a stirring conclusion, he recaptures the foal single-handedly and rides off into the sunset, leaving the startled stockmen behind to tell his story. Paterson's narrative includes much description of the Australian wilderness and landscape, and though a few of his references may prove elusive to young readers, for the most part, this will be popular with horse lovers and those studying Australia. ~--Kay Weisman

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