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Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony

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.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004083279 J920.71 REE
Junior Non Fiction PRC 5/6 East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003905837 J920.71 REE
Junior Non Fiction   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003905829 J920.71 REE
Junior Non Fiction   Rutherford library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780642278654 (hardback)
Classification Number J920.71 REE
Author Reeder, Stephanie Owen
Title Lennie the legend : solo to Sydney by pony [BK]
Physical Description colour illustrations, map ;
Series Premier's Reading Challenge 5-6. CBCA Book Week 2016
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.
Classification For primary school age.
Gwyther, Lennie
Gwyther, Lennie
Subject Farm life
Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia
Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia -- Juvenile literature
Farm life -- Australia -- Victoria
Farm life -- Juvenile literature
Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction
Farm life -- Victoria
Farm life -- Victoria -- Juvenile fiction
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- History
Australia -- History -- 1901-1922
Australia -- History -- 1922-1929
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- History -- Juvenile literature
Australia -- History -- 1901-1922 -- Juvenile literature
Australia -- History -- 1922-1929 -- Juvenile literature
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction
Australia -- History -- 1901-1922 -- Juvenile fiction
Australia -- History -- 1922-1929 -- Juvenile fiction
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