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Walker Books
08 September 2021
The true story of an important pioneering woman in Australian history.

Courageous, clever and daring, Drover is one of a kind. Travelling through the heart of the outback, Drover delivers a mob of cattle. Searing heat, dust and flies, hardship and danger: these are just part of the job. But there's no place Drover would rather be.

The truly remarkable story of legendary drover Edna Jessop is celebrated through stunning oil illustrations and evocative text.
By:   Neridah McMullin
Illustrated by:   Sarah Anthony
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 277mm, 
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781760652081
ISBN 10:   1760652083
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   08 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neridah McMullin grew up surrounded by animals, with a thousand acres to run around in. Her grandfather was a stockman and he bred, trained and raced his own racehorses. As a farm child, she studied science at university and worked as a scientist in Research and Development in the Dairy and Confectionery industry for 16 years. Her dream job took her all over the world. Neridah is the author of seven books for children and loves history and true stories. Her picture book Fabish: the horse that braved a Bushfire was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Information 'Book of the Year' in 2017. She loves reading until late, sleeping in, walking her dog and meeting other people's dogs. Sarah Anthony is a painter and metalsmith. She completed six years of art study in the UK, culminating in a BA Joint Honours in Fine Arts and Metalsmithing from Camberwell College of the Arts in London, in 1994. In 2009 she graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters in Art Therapy. Her early artworks were small metal sculptural pieces and contemporary jewellery; these were exhibited in Dublin, London, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney. After a substantial break from art-making due to raising her young family, she has recently returned to artmaking and exploring the medium of oil painting. Drover is her first picture book.

Reviews for Drover

This book was a joy to read, and is perfect for teaching history and social studies at an early level in junior school * The Book Muse *

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