Black Snake: The Daring of Ned Kelly (16pt Large Print Edition)

Front Cover, Limited, Nov 29, 2016 - 184 pages
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Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power. Was he a villain? Or a hero? What do you think?

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About the author (2016)

Carole Wilkinson was born in 1950 in Derby England. Up until age 40 she worked as a laboratory assistant. It was then that she wanted a change of career. She began to take classes in writing at a university. She showed some of her writing to a friend who worked in the publishing industry. This lead to a commission to write her first novel for teenagers. Since then she has gone on to write several books. She has also written episodes for children's television. She is best known for her Dragonkeeper books. She won the Aurealis Award 2014 in the category of Children's Fiction with her title Shadow Sister: Dragon Keeper. In 2016, she won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature in the Nonfiction category for her book, Atmospheric.

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