Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B Paterson
Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B Paterson
Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B Paterson
Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B Paterson

Mulga Bill's Bicycle by A.B Paterson

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Illustrated by Kilkenny and Deborah Niland

Celebrating 40 years in print this is a new edition of the classic children's poem by Australia's favourite poet, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson.

Mulga Bill's Bicycle was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when cycling was a relatively new and popular social activity. Cycles were ridden everywhere, including in the outback by shearers and other workers who needed to travel cheaply.

Mulga Bill's Bicycle tells the hilarious story of Mulga Bill, who thinks he's much better at cycling than he turns out to be. A resounding crash sends him back to his original mode of transport - his trusty horse.

Kilmeny and Deborah Niland's delightful illustrations catch the mood and humour of Paterson's verse with great spirit, and this book has become an enduring classic.

Condition: Very good condition
Type:  Paperback
Age:  5-7

Andrew Barton Paterson (1864-1941) was an Australian folk poet popularly known as "Banjo" Paterson from his pen name, "The Banjo." His swinging rhythms captured the atmosphere of the land, life, and humor of Australia's people.

Deborah Niland has illustrated many best-selling and award-winning books, including When the Wind Changed and There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake. In 2006, Annie's Chair, written and illustrated by Deborah, was awarded the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year. In 2020, Deborah was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal for services to children's literature.

Kilmeny Niland (1950 - 2009) was an award-winning Australian artist and illustrator. She grew up in Sydney and studied art at the Julian Ashton Art School. Kilmeny worked in animation, children's books, wildlife art, miniatures, portraits, cards and prints.


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