Born: Established: 1946 Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale area, East Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
'The true story of a little dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.
'In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid he was there on the train - riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog. ' (Publication summary)
'Every week Lucas' mum visits Great Grandpop at the nursing home. And every week Lucas waits for her outside. Waiting is boring! Until Lucas meets Jack.
'Jack is tricky and Jack is fun, and he is a great storyteller.
'Lucas & Jack is a great book for introducing young children to the idea that old people can be fun and that deep down we have more in common than we think. More importantly Lucas & Jack encourages children to ask questions, be curious, imaginative and empathetic.' (Publication summary)