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M is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet
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John Dickson Bern Emmerichs
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M is for Mutiny!: History by Alphabet

John Dickson Bern Emmerichs



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This relates colonial Australian history in an audacious and sophisticated picture book format. Whose history is it – the European settlers or the Indigenous people who had been here for 60 000 years? Why and how did the British insist on their cultural superiority? Explaining these questions and many more in a sequence of alphabetical entries, this is a fine way of enticing young readers into exploring some of our more interesting stories. Energetic and finely detailed illustrations. Ages 7+

In the late 18th century, ragtag groups of Europeans started to arrive in Australia. Most were convicts, some were soldiers, a few had just run out of choices. They blundered onto an ancient land that had been peopled for 60,000 years. They wanted to make it just like home. They cleared the land, they fenced it, they paved it and they put buildings on it. All the while, the country's first peoples watched on, bewildered by these clumsy immigrants and their mysterious ways...

M is for Mutiny! is a taste of the intriguing history of Australia and the many entry points for children to explore further. Why did Sir Joseph Banks hate bananas? Did anyone like William Bligh? Where is Yemmerrawanne?

"M is for Mutiny! is a breath of historical fresh air that informs and entertains. This book is a perfectly child-friendly exploration and explanation of Australian settlement, often funny yet factual and accessible. It is beautifully illustrated, and written with an historian's sense of balance and a writer's sense of bravery. It presents an alphabetical over-view that favours neither black nor white in any sense of those words, and leaves much to the imagination of the reader inspired by word and picture." - Dave Metzenthen

By:   John Dickson, Bern Emmerichs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 270mm, 
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9780994384119
ISBN 10:   0994384114
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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