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01 April 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Having tackled the other natural disasters of Flood, Fire and Cyclone, the award-winning team of French and Whatley turn to drought. Her broken verse imitates the cracking dryness that turns a green land brown, and his graphite and acrylic wash illustrations render the patterns and harshness both realistically and sympathetically. As with the others in the series, this is a way of introducing children to the realities of the land we live upon, while also celebrating resilience and the knowledge that good days come again. Lindy Jones


I remember when rain stopped,
When day by day the water dropped,
All across a sun-bleached land,
Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.

From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.
By:   Jackie French
Illustrated by:   Bruce Whatley
Imprint:   Scholastic
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781743817599
ISBN 10:   1743817592
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 April 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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