Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
“The book is about the Murray River, from top to bottom. The system is vitally important to graziers, food growers, communities for drinking and domestic use, for irrigation, for hydro power, for recreation and for the health of the environment wildlife and habitat. I thought there was a great opportunity to reveal the history and some of the secrets of the Murray. Most people cross the Murray, see little bits of it, fly over it, visit a few tourist spots but seldom see the system as a whole, or appreciate its complexity or the role it plays in our cultural environment, economy and lives.”
Roland Harvey (@ Allen & Unwin)
Not only is this a fabulous picture book with a wealth of discoveries to be made in each illustration as we are well used to with Roland’s books but it is a superb teaching resource. What better way to teach geography, ecology, historical and cultural importance than through a gift of a book such as this.
Beginning with the fantastic annotated maps on the endpapers readers can journey through the entire Murray River system learning about the many aspects that make this river such a significant part of our country.
They will also find out why the Murray was threatened and the steps that have been taken to restore it to its former health and beauty.
This is a must have for any school library as it will become an important resource for many units of work as well as providing great pleasure for any children who closely examine its delights.
With some very useful teaching notes and a fun activity sheet as added value, this has to be on your shelves.
Highly recommended for children aged around 8 and upwards and teachers as an amazing teaching resource.