Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Lost! A True Tale From The Bush
Thanks to Sarah We've just started reading 'Lost! A True Tale From The Bush'. If I remember correctly, Sarah picked up her copy in an op shop for about 50c and after looking up the book online I decided it would be great to read to the children as part of our work on Australia this year. I wasn't keen to spend $30 on it but was given the idea to ask my library to get it in (I didn't like my chances of finding it in an op shop LOL)
It arrived and we picked it up last week. I didn't start it right away as we were finishing up another book, but immediately I was impressed with the quality of the book - this is no ordinary children's book. The quality is that of 'coffee table' books...I'm starting to think that I'd be happy to pay $30 for it... maybe one day!
After starting to read it with the children today I can tell you this:
-It is well written and holds the children's attention
-The art work is interesting; different from most children's books around today, and the children have been pouring over it
-It is set in the 1860's and the end of each chapter shares a double page of what life was like in this time
-Another couple of days and we'll have finished reading it, as it's pretty quick to read even though it has over 100 pages
-Worth owning? YES!
For all the other info on the story itself click the picture above and have a browse yourself - it's worth your time!