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Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery

Tohby Riddle



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Allen & Unwin
04 March 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
SHORTLISTED: CBCA 2020 Eva Pownall Award for Information Books 'He was surprised to observe a hairy human form, about seven feet in height, walking in the bush.' Queanbeyan Age, 24 August 1886 Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man ...

But what was it?

Yahoo Creek breathes life into this little-known piece of Australian history - which, by many accounts, is a history still in the making.

'These stories are not my stories or your stories, they're our stories.' Peter Williams, Ngiyampaa Elder
By:   Tohby Riddle
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 250mm, 
Weight:   480g
ISBN:   9781760631451
ISBN 10:   1760631450
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   04 March 2019
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tohby Riddle is a multi-award-winning creator of picture books and illustrated books that have been published in many languages throughout the world. Recent titles include Unforgotten and The Greatest Gatsby: a visual book of grammar. He has also written a novel; was the cartoonist for ten years at Good Weekend (the Saturday magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's Age); and is a former editor of the The School Magazine, a literary magazine for children published by the NSW Department of Education. Tohby is based in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba in Australia.

  • Long-listed for Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Illustrated Book 2020 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Eight to Ten Years 2020 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Speech Pathology Award 2019 (Australia)

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