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Author Farrer, Vashti.

Title Archer's Melbourne Cup : the diary of Robby Jenkins
Edition jnf
Published Lindfield, N.S.W. : Scholastic Press, 2007


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Description 203 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series My Australian story
My Australian story
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge ; 5-6
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge ; 7-8
Summary 10 yrs+
Melbourne Cup
The year is 1861 and a major horse race is about to be run for the first time-the Melbourne Cup. Thirteen-year-old Robby Jenkins is working as a stablehand, and is convinced that his favourite horse, Archer, can win. Archer's Melbourne Cup tells the story of how one of Australia's iconic events began. It is also the story of a boy who dreams of being a top jockey-but does he have what it takes?
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Notes "Lexile™ 980"
Audience For ages 9-12
SUBJECT Melbourne Cup (Horse race) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Melbourne Cup (Horse race) -- 19th century.
Subject Children's stories.
Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Horses -- Juvenile fiction.
Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6
Premiers' Reading Challenge : 7-8
Stablehands -- Australia -- Terara (N.S.W.) -- Juvenile fiction
Stablehands -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Terara -- Juvenile fiction
Terara (N.S.W.) -- Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 1865049417
9781741698275 (paperback)
Other Titles Terara, NSW, 1860-1861
Terara, New South Wales , 1860-1861