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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  15 reviews
This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depicts water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and ...more
Paperback, 1, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Scholastic Australia
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A pretty literal story. The story of the 2009 Brisbane floods. Nothing to really infer here... It just tells it as it is. The illustrations go well with the story though!
Mary Refalo
Inspired by past Brisbane floods, in particular, the 2011 flood, this picture book is a record of these experiences. It is subtle and informative, touching on the emotional impact of a natural disaster of this sort. It introduces the reader to some of the roles people undertake to move forward after such an event. The narrative does not exploit typical plot structure, in that there is no climactic high-point or dramatic resolution, and not much in the way of interpreting or inferring, either. Fr ...more
The Styling Librarian
Flood by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley – beautiful survival story of flooding in Australia, touching story with a powerful appreciative message as well
Aug 18, 2011 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
Scholastic Australia

ISBN: 9781742830728
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Release Date: 01 August 2011
Format: Paperback
RRP: $16.99
A Bug in a Book review by Angela Hall.

In the words of Anna Bligh MP Premier of QLD:
“Congratulations to Scholastic Australia for producing Flood. This book was printed in Queensland, a copy will be donated to every Australian primary school, and profits will go to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. Thank you Scholastic Australia – we
Ashley D--
I really thought this book should have won the CBCA award. It's about a topic most kids are familiar with right now (and I assume places won't stop being flooded in the near future, so it will remain somewhat topical as time goes by) and it's soooo Australian and it's by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley! All the kids I've spoken to thought this one was the best as well.

I'm disappointed that Goodreads doesn't list the illustrator, Bruce Whatley. He really made this book the #1 choice for me by a w
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
Beautifully executed, and beautifully motivated. Jackie French was born and bred in Brisbane, so followed the recent Queensland floods with eyes concerned about her family and friends as well as more generally. This wonderful book is a response to the floods. A copy has been donated to every primary school in Australia. My son's school already have theirs, and he read it before I did. It shows the devastation of the flood, but also the community spirit that emerged during and after the floodwate ...more
Beautiful soulful book for children about Queensland floods and all the everyday heros.
Such a beautiful and touching book for australians that were effected by this disaster. I herd that the illustrator actually drew the pictures with his left hand ( he is right handed) so that they had the washed kind of look they did. I don't know how he thought of that but it seemed to work they added the emotional aspect to the story.
The water colour illustrations of Bruce Whatley are just as murky and messy as flood water can be. I particularly liked Jackie's use of the working dog in many of the pictures as the witness to the enormity of the Queensland floods.
A beautiful book for children and adults alike. The pictures are fabulous. The proceeds from this book go to such a good cause. A true Aussie story. Beautiful.
A beautifully illustrated book that explaines easily about the queensland floods without being overwhelming to kids
made me cry, although that's not hard. lovely illustrations that show the brown water so well.
Anne Weaver
Evocative picture book, wonderful images, well done!!
Beautifully told with evocative illustrations.
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Jackie is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015. She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. In her capacity as Australian Children’s Laureate, ‘Share a Story’ will be the primary philosoph ...more
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