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y separately published work icon The Camel Who Crossed Australia single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Is part of Animal Stars Jackie French , 2006 series - author children's fiction (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Camel Who Crossed Australia
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'The story of the famous Burke and Wills expedition ... as it has never been told before.

'The humans called him 'Bell Sing', but to the other camels he is known as 'He Who Spits Further Than the Wind'.

'Transported from the mountains and deserts of the 'Northwest Frontier' (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), Bell Sing accompanies explorers Burke and Wills as they try to cross Australia from south to north.

'Bell Sing has never had a high opinion of humans - or horses. And this expedition is the worst managed caravan he's even been in. Camel handler Dost Mahomet and soldier John King are also beginning to wonder if their leader is competent, or crazy.

'Bell Sing can smell water over the sandhills on the horizon ... and freedom too. Can the expedition succeed? And who - if anyone - will survive?

'This is the gritty and true story about one of the most extraordinary and iconic events in Australia's history.' (Publisher's blurb)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set partly in the 'Northwest Frontier' (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: 233p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 August 2008.
      ISBN: 9780732285432, 9780730443759 (ebook), 0730443752 (ebook)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Peter Christiansen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Camel Who Crossed Australia Jackie French , 2008 single work children's fiction
Reviews both Jackie French's book and Dig 3ft NW, the abridged version of Sarah Murgatroyd's non fiction work The Dig Tree. Both 'introduce and re-interpret' Burke and Wills expedition for new readers.
[Review] The Camel Who Cross Australia Allison Paterson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of The Camel Who Crossed Australia Jackie French , 2008 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Camel Who Cross Australia Allison Paterson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of The Camel Who Crossed Australia Jackie French , 2008 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Peter Christiansen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Camel Who Crossed Australia Jackie French , 2008 single work children's fiction
Reviews both Jackie French's book and Dig 3ft NW, the abridged version of Sarah Murgatroyd's non fiction work The Dig Tree. Both 'introduce and re-interpret' Burke and Wills expedition for new readers.
Last amended 11 Oct 2019 14:34:08
Settings:
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • c
    Pakistan,
    c
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • c
    Afghanistan,
    c
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1854-1873
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