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The Resource Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder

Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder

Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony
Title
Lennie the legend
Title remainder
solo to Sydney by pony
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Owen Reeder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Age range 7 and over. Based on a true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie's 1,000-kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australia's history. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the way; a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gwyther, Lennie
  • Farm life
  • Depressions
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Australia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
p225786577
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642278654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225786577
  • (Sirsi) p225786577
Label
Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
p225786577
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9780642278654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225786577
  • (Sirsi) p225786577

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