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The Dog on the Tuckerbox

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Hardcover, 2008 pages
Published 2008 by Black Dog Books
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Jack Kirby and the X-man
Tells the story - in picture book form - of The Dog on the Tuckerbox.

We've stopped many times at this icon, opened by the Prime Minister in 1932, but have been dismayed that the old kiosk and public toilets located around the statue have been closed, and replaced by a modern (sterile) centre 100m down the road.

Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
I enjoy picture books that teach kids about Australian folklore. Sometimes they can be a bit preachy or boring. Thankfully this one isn't either of those. The story of Lady, a faithful dog who lives with her master Bill. Bill is a bullock team driver on the lonely roads of colonial Australia. Bill's team gets bogged and Lady waits patiently on his tucker box for him to return, of course he never does. The Dog on the Tuckerbox is memorialised by a famous monument outside Gundagai. It was nice to ...more
Ruby
Mar 07, 2012 Ruby rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-year-7
This was a fantastic picture book with great visuals. The pictures were detailed and extrememly beautiful (illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe). "The Dog on the Tuckerbox" is a story of Lady and her master Bill. It is a story of bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog's amazing loyalty to her master.
Julie
Mar 02, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
This is a respectful and entertaining treatment of an iconic piece of Australian folklore. It manages to avoid indulging in over-sentimentality, which could have easily occurred with this story. The illustrations are perfect. Recommended.
Jacq
Jan 17, 2013 Jacq rated it really liked it
It doesn't have the poetry that the story my father and grandfather told to me when I was young – but it’s just beautiful: The tale, and especially the illustrations.
This will always be a childhood favourite, a classic, and a bit of a tear-jerker.
Love everything about it.
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Corinne Fenton is the author of more than fifteen children’s books, but Queenie: One Elephant’s Story is her first picture book. She is the Victorian coordinator of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Sydney.
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