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Matthew Flinders

Carole Wilkinson Prue Pittock



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08 July 2020
Children's & Educational; History & the past: general interest (Children's&YA); Educational: History
Matthew Flinders was a country boy who wanted to be a sailor. He lived at a time when ocean voyages took months, sometimes years. His life at sea was full of adventure and danger. He was the first to sail all the way around Australia. He drew the first complete map of the continent. Sailing was a dangerous business in Matthew's time that could end in shipwreck, disease or death. He wanted to make it safer for sailors by making his map as accurate as possible.
By:   Carole Wilkinson
Illustrated by:   Prue Pittock
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 297mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781742034935
ISBN 10:   1742034934
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   08 July 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carole Wilkinson is an internationally award-winning and best-selling author. Her Dragonkeeper series has sold all over the world and is currently being made into a film. Carole's most recent non-fiction title, 10 Pound Pom, won the 2018 Primary Educational Picture Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. Carole lives in Melbourne.

Reviews for Matthew Flinders

Highly recommended. Stylishly presented, this book of Flinders' journeys will delight younger readers as they travel with him, marvelling at the journeys he undertakes and the places he visits, the maps he draws... A glossary and timeline augment this already fascinating book, a story well told and spectacularly illustrated by Melbourne artist, Prue Pittock for younger readers to appreciate the lengths early explorers went to map this continent. Prue's ink and coloured pencils light up each page as Flinders' travels unfold, her soft understated style augmenting the text, but so detailed, young readers will gain more insight from closer examination. An easy to follow map of his exploits around Australia end the text, and the story of how Australia was named is told. This is a wonderful addition to any school or home library. -- Fran Knight * *

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