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A is for Aunty by Elaine Russell
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A is for Aunty

by Elaine Russell

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Much more than a concept book. This book builds upon each letter to tell Elaine Russell's story of growing up on a mission in New South Wales. Endnote about the author provides great reference and background. Lovely art. ( )
  GReader28 | Mar 23, 2016 |
this is about a girl and her life, it is shwon by short stories in order of the aphlabet! :) ( )
  smg-cvizard | Mar 9, 2011 |
This book was interesting. It explains about Elaine Russell's child life. I reccomened it. and give it 3 stars. ( )
  SMG-OSbarski | Mar 7, 2011 |
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Russell uses the form of an alphabet book to shape her recollections of a 1940s childhood in a mission near the Lachlan River. For young children this reads as a recount of a country childhood, packed with memories of people, games and incidents. For the more aware, perhaps children who have studied Australian history, the mission community, inspection day and having to sneak fresh milk from the manager's cows gives a political and economic meaning.
Vibrant, naive-style illustrations match the directness and freshness of the text. One to add to collections beside Ian Abdulla's As I Grew Older which tells of a similar life beside another river, the Murray. [Magpies]
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The Australian aboriginal author presents text and paintings inspired by her memories of her family and daily life on a mission.

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