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Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony / Stephanie Owen Reeder.

Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony / Stephanie Owen Reeder.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Junior Non Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 2 Sep 2022
Junior Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
Junior Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780642278654 (hardback)
Author Reeder, Stephanie Owen author.
Title Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony / Stephanie Owen Reeder.
Publisher/Date Canberra, A.C.T. National Library of Australia, 2015.
Pagination etc. 107 pages : colour illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Summary Note Age range 7 and over. Based on a true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lenniea s 1,000-kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australiaa s history.Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the waya a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister.
Target audience note For primary school age.
Subject - Name Gwyther, Lennie
Subject Farm life -- Juvenile literature
Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia -- Juvenile literature
-- History -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- History -- 1901-1922 -- Juvenile literature
Australia -- History -- 1922-1929 -- Juvenile literature
Shelf Location JB GWYT
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