To The Top End: Our Trip Across Australia

To the top endExplore some of the most spectacular landscapes of Australia in this exciting adventure, told in the voice of the traveling kids. Start on the island of Tasmania with Tassie Devils and wombats. Travel on the ferry across Bass Strait to the Mainland, and then romp through the High Plains to the winding Murray River of the Riverland. Bike into the Flinders Ranges and fly in a homemade aeroplane over the Great Sandy Desert. Next, see dolphins, clownfish, and turtles in the cooling waters of the Great Barrier Reef and watch Uncle Kev eat green ants in the Daintree Rainforest Wilderness. And finally, sit down to a campfire feast on the coastal marshes of the Top End. Curly text that follows the landforms and funny detailed watercolor and ink drawings are packed with Aussie flora and fauna and hilarious visual and verbal jokes. Look for a soccer ball on each page and a map that highlights the trip on the endpapers. mjw
Title: To The Top End: Our Trip Across Australia
Author: Roland Harvey
Illustrator
: Roland Harvey
Publisher
: Allen and Unwin, Australia
Copyright
: 2009
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-74175-884-9
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 6-9
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: Australia
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: Melbourne, Australia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Australian
Illustrator’s residence
: Melbourne, Australia
Awards
: 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia Short List
Subjects
: Australia, Birds, Culture, Families, Geography, Maps, Oceania, Sea life, Travel, Vacation

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