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Author Kiddell, John, author

Title Giant of the bush / John Kiddell ; illustrated by Richard Kennedy
Published London : Odhams Press, 1962


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 ADPML SPCHL  819 Kiddel Joh/Got  LIB USE ONLY
Description 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books. ANL
Summary "When a boy wins a horse - a black stallion, for his own, there is nothing more he wants than to ride out alone. When a boy meets a giant – a giant of a man, simple and afraid of all human beings, living alone in the wild Australian bushland, there is something to be done about it. When a boy takes the giant to his heart - loving him for his generous spirit, for his way with the animals of the wild, there is a need to see that justice is done. David is the boy; Arnold is the great, lumbering giant of the bush, with a passion for chocolate cake and kangaroos. David sets out to fight a whole township for justice sake. On his fleet black stallion his is a king, but when he falls into the hands of the rough timber men of the township, his is boy again, powerless to defend his friend against their bitter, unreasoning hate. Here then is a tense, absorbing adventure story told against the vivid background of the Australian bush – a story which could only have been set down by a writer who himself belongs to Australia. The fine pictures are by Richard Kennedy." -- Dust jacket
Notes Donor: Judy Boyle (copy 1)
M RARE LS copy 2 reprinted 1964
Audience For children
Subject Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Boys -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian literature -- 20th century.
Adventure stories, Australian.
Children's stories, Australian.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Kennedy, Richard, 1910-1989, illustrator