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Black Snake: The daring of Ned Kelly

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"Everyone looks on me like a black snake"
--Letter to Sergeant Babington, July 1870

Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men.

Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the auth
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Paperback, 133 pages
Published 2002 by Black Dog Books
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Catherine
What a fantastic read both for kids and for adults. Not having grown up in Australia I'm not sure if my knowledge about Ned Kelly was average or below average before reading this. I learned a lot but Wilkninson's injection of small details on the sides when writing the incidents, the different points of view, also had me enthralled with his story and I can see why his legend has persisted.
She lays this book out as a question to the reader -- what do you think, was he a crim or a legend. This qu
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Amber Campbell
i think that ned is a villain hero and a victom because throght the hole story he is a villian hero and victom and i dont no the hole thing i forgot but i wish i could make a story like that is think its my best book ever read so far now its your turn to tell us what you think about this story i started this year july,15th 2012 and im finished it today saterday 25th August 2012
Ariana Lockett
this book. is. telling. a. true. story. about. a. man. who. stole. stuff. to. provide. for. his. family this. is. a. great. book. to. read :-)
Vienna
Its stink cause you cant even read it online... Does anyone know a website you can read this online please? :)
Anne
Fiction combined with non-fiction, suitable for adults and young adults. Enjoyable and interesting.
Tyrah
BEST BOOK!!!!
Kirsty Cochrane
A nice combination of fiction and non - fiction suitable for adults or older children. Lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about how and why Ned Kelly became the man he was.
Emily
May 20, 2015 Emily marked it as to-read
it was a great action and drama packed adventure you never get bored when the Kelly's are around just reading it makes you feel like you were just there.
Mahesh
the guy name is ked kelly and his father in jail and he can't read in school
Kayla Whitley-philip
It is good a good story on ned Kelly and his life
Io
One of the best biographical books I've read of Ned Kelly.
Sven McNiven
I read this book with my class for a literary study. I found it interesting, as did my students. It's especially useful for showing how writers can take different perspectives in their work. Black Snake: The daring of Ned Kelly shares various viewpoints of the people involved in the saga of the Kelly gang. It leaves the reader to ultimately decide if Ned Kelly, his family and friends were villains or victims.
Ryan Finlau
I think this is a great book
Krystal
This book is great it tells you a lot about ned Kelly life and I would read it over and over again
Jasmine
Hi this is a great book so people read it ned Kelly is a victim and a villain
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Carole was born in England in 1950. Her family moved to Australia when she was 12. She now lives in Melbourne, with her husband John.
Carole didn't start writing until she was nearly 40. Before that, she worked as a laboratory assistant, working with a lot of blood and brains. Once she’d decided to try and become a writer, she went to university. She wrote a lot while she was there including her f
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