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Author:   Ingpen, Robert
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642278128


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 November 2013
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In 1889 the revered Australian folk poet, A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson, first published his ballad, Clancy of the Overflow. The verse achieved immediate popularity and, with the creation of his legendary character, Clancy — a free-spirited stockman — Paterson had summed up the essence of the Australian outback.

Clancy attained folk hero status and, 125 years after he was created, continues to loom large in the nation’s consciousness, encompassing many of the qualities of what it means to be an Australian and inspiring dreams of escape to the bush, far away from the ‘dusty, dirty city’.

To mark the 150th birthday of Banjo Paterson, award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has journeyed into the Australian outback, exploring the myth of Clancy through words and illustrations, to find what it is that has made Clancy such an enduring figure in Australian folklore.

Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Victoria, and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads. In a long career as an illustrator and writer, he has published several books on Australian life such as Pioneers of Wool (1972), Marking Time (1979), Aussie Battlers (1982, with Michael Page), and Imprints of Generations (2006). In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. More recently he has illustrated the acclaimed series of classics that began with Peter Pan and Wendy (2004) followed by Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, Around the World in Eighty Days and Just so Stories (2013). The series continues to be published worldwide.

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Author:   Ingpen, Robert
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642278128


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 November 2013
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.

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