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Black Snake by [Wilkinson, Carole]
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Length: 101 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power. Was he a villain? Or a hero?

Black Snake is a non-fiction book for young adult readers by award-winning Australian author Carole Wilkinson. Part of the history series The Drum, it was an Honour Book at the 2003 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. Carole is most well-known for the internationally bestselling series Dragonkeeper. Her other novels include Stagefright, Sugar Sugar and the junior fiction Ramose series. Carole can be found online at: www.carolewilkinson.com.au

“With Black Snake, Carole Wilkinson turns her hand from historical fiction to factual reportage, retelling the familiar story of the Ned Kelly legend … Through her consummate research and a deep empathy with the characters which she has resurrected, Carole Wilkinson has that rare ability to bring the past to life. Recommended.” Magpies magazine

“Carole Wilkinson takes the reader beyond the surface of the Ned Kelly legend ... She brings the story alive through the everyday life and struggles of this unlikely hero ... Wilkinson leads readers to ponder how Ned became an Australian icon in an accessible text which consummately uses fact and fictional reconstructions to achieve its purposes.” CBC Book of the Year Judges' Report 2003

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4608 KB
  • Print Length: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (1 February 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KH0M6I2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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amazing! i loved it. carole wilkinson gives us a clear explanation of the days of ned kelly and his gang. weve been readijng in class and we finished it so i bought it to read again because its o good
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Faulty as to distinction between truth and fantasy. Very little positive about it at all - nothing to admire - to think of it as a set-book for eleven year-olds (which it is) makes one wonder ... what next, Sweeny todd, Jack the Ripper?
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i loved this book so much. i could not put it down.our class is reading it as a noval study and the teacger said not to go ahead but beacuse it was so good i could not resist it is worth it bye it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Used as part of English assessment for Year 7 students ... 12 September 2014
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Used as part of English assessment for Year 7 students in Qld. Was very suitable for this age group and definitely enhanced their knowledge of Ned Kelly and his gang.