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$14.99

Fair Dinkum Histories All the Stinky Bits: Gold Rush

Author French,Jackie

Illustrator Hackett,Dave

Item Code 8650171

Product Type Book

Format Paperback

ISBN 9781760667634

Publisher OMNIBUS BOOKS

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Telling BITS of history as they really were! Gold fever hit Australia in the 1850s … and it was the start of a wild, crazy hunt that saw people from all over the world come to try their luck. A few people might have dug up a fortune, but what most diggers dug was latrines.

It turns out that the Gold Rush was mostly smelly, dirty, filthy and just yuck. Welcome to the most STINKY look at Australia yet!

Genre: Historical Fiction Subject: History Reading Level: Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Middle Secondary, Upper Secondary, Middle Primary School Year: Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 Ages: 7+ Page Count: 160
Jackie French

Where are you from?

I’m a writer, dinosaur wrestler and wombat tamer from the Araluen Valley NSW.

Where did you go to school?
I went to three schools, only one of which burnt down. (This was not my fault).

What is your favourite book/food/colour?  
My favourite book is 'lots'.
My favourite food is 'lots' too, specially iced watermelon and mangoes.
My favourite colour is purple, except if it's cheese or grass or wombats.

How do you think up ideas?
I buy my ideas 5 kg at a time from a small shop at the end of the mall that pretends to sell mobile phones. They have a sale every third Tuesday. Tell them Jackie sent you and they'll give you 10% discount.

Do you have a special place where you write?
I write everywhere and anytime, except it doesn't get written down when I am in the bath and no-one can read the notes made on scraps of paper. The legible bits are written at my desk, but need someone to correct the spelling and typos.

What is the best thing about being a writer?
The great thing about being a writer is that you can talk to any famous person in the past and ride an elephant at the same time. Creating ideas needs practise, just like being a football player: the more you train, the better you are. The next great thing about being a writer is that you get paid to daydream.

Website/blog details
Website (includes wombats) www.jackiefrench.com
Jackie French is also the 2014–15 Australian Children's Laureate

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