Lost!: A True Tale from the Bush

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National Library of Australia, 2017 - Children's clothing - 108 pages

Age range 7 to 12

Now in new flexi-bound series edition!Tales of children lost in the bush have frightened and fascinated Australians public since colonial times. In August 1864, three children--Isaac aged nine, Jane aged seven and Frank aged three--survived nine long days and eight cold winter nights in the desolate scrub of the Wimmera region of west Victoria. The children walked for nearly 100 kilometres with no food and very little water. Against all odds, they were found alive. This is their inspiring story.

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The story of three children who survived for eight days lost in the Australian bush. The children walked over 100km before they were eventually found by their father and some Aboriginal trackers. I ... Read full review

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We saw the film of this when we were in grade 5, on our school camp in Daylesford. It's stayed with me all this time and I would love to read the book SO MUCH. Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Stephanie Owen is an author and illustrator based in Australia, born on August 7, 1951. She attended the University of Sydney in the early 1970s, and went on to teach English, history and languages at secondary schools. She is a former a Hansard Editor at Federal Parliament. Currently she is an author of adult and children's books. Her work includes I've Got a Feeling, creative non-fiction titles Lost! A True Tale from the Bush and Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea. Her latest book is Dance Like a Pirate. She won the 2016 Children's Book Council Eve Pownall Award for her children's book Lennie The Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony.

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