Based on her book, 'MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK', Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback. Big TomBased on her book, 'MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK', Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback. Big Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He's pile his truck high with bags of mail, and furniture, and passengers, and would drive back and forth, across the outback, come rain or shine. For primary school age....
|Title||:||Tom the Outback Mailman|
|Number of Pages||:||31 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tom the Outback Mailman Reviews
This is a fun picture book based on the true story of Tom Kruse the mailman and his truck. At first the characters are introduced, then the problem of the flood takes place. Tom Kruse must use all is ingenuity to figure out how to get the products he is delivering (everything from a sofa, to dressmakers dolly to beer for the Birdsville Hotel) safely to their destinations.The presentation of this book is great, the pictures suit the style of text and I felt the story represented the challenges and culture of outback Australia well. As an adult reader I also appreciated the way beer and the local hotel showed up in a picture book, not glorified or explained, but just as a fact of life and a representation of community. I suppose some families may not like this part - but the story felt more authentic for the inclusion of it. Take a look next time you come across this book to see what I mean.
The different fonts and colors used in the text of this book keep the reader engaged and emphasize important words and names. The text is also occasionally worked into the illustrations. My favorite picture is the one in which the author begins a sentence naming towns at the top of the page, works an illustration of signpost with more towns into the middle of the page, and finishes naming another town in the text.Beer is mentioned in the story, showing the different cultural expectations Australian society has for its picture books. This might make it hard to use in a U.S. classroom.This is a Children's Book Council of Australia short-listed book,
A good book that gives a little bit of an Australian twist to a story for young readers. The cartoony illustrations go along perfectly with the light hearted nature of the story. Tom overcomes a problem to do what he loves to do all along, deliver mail, and he won't let anything stop him. Overall, a fun story that kids would like and also get a little insight on what Australian children's books are all about!
Tom the mailman needs to deliver items to different towns but when it starts to rain his truck wont do. He finds a boat and travels across the water where he loads everything on to another truck. He is then able to get everyone their mail.
A cute kids version of the story of Tom the outback mailman who had the longest mail route! The great story along with the captivating drawings make this a great Aussie book
I thought this book was very different because it was different than what I am accustomed too. I thought this was an okay book.
A fine story about a real-life outback mailman who overcame a barrier. Kind of loved that he was delivering beer!