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Univ. of Queensland Press, 1971 - Australia - 256 pages
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Hurry along boy, don't sit there like a fool. That's not the Plowman way.
From the minute Josh steps off the train at Ryan Creek, he knows that fitting in is going to be hard work. Maybe that s because he's a Plowman, which in Ryan Creek is the next best thing to being royalty.
Josh doesn t know anyone, and no one really knows him. So why does the entire town have expectations of him? Expectations he can t ever expect to fill? Besides, why should he try to be anyone else? It s tough enough just being Josh, without being a Plowman as well.
Josh was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1971, a fitting tribute for one of the true classics of Australian children's literature, penned by one of its great masters.

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Australian author Ivan Southall was born on June 8, 1921. During World War II, he was a pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his sinking of a German U-boat in 1944. After the war, he wrote an account of his squadron entitled They Shall Not Pass Unseen. Throughout his lifetime, he wrote more than 60 books for both children and adults. He won numerous awards for his work including the 1969 Picture Book of the Year award for Sly Old Wardrobe, the 1971 Carnegie Medal for Josh, and the 2003 International Phoenix Award for The Long Night Watch. He won four Australian Children's Book of the Year awards for Ash Road, To the Wild Sky, Bread and Honey, and Fly West. He also won the Order of Australia in 1981 and the Emeritus Award in 1993 for his contribution to Australian literature.He died of cancer on November 15, 2008 at the age of 87.

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