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Tom the Outback Mailman
Author: Kristin Weidenbach

ISBN: 9780733636363
Format: Paperback
Published: 26 July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 24.2 x 0.3
For twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman on the Birdsville Track, battling the heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns in his trusty truck. This CBCA Award-winning story is now part of LOTHIAN AUSTRALIAN FAVOURITES, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.

Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He delivered the mail to outback stations and towns all along the Birdsville Track. It was a tough job, but Tom was even tougher, making sure that the mail got through no matter what.

Based on her bestselling book, Mailman Of The Birdsville Track, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.

The Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Category, Tom The Outback Mailman is now part of Lothian Australian Favourites, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.

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