Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Audrey of the Outback” as Want to Read:
Audrey of the Outback
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Audrey of the Outback

(Audrey of the Outback #1)

by
3.95  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Audrey is a 1930s outback girl with a lot on her mind. Her dad has gone away to work; her brother Price thinks he's too old for games; and little Dougie likes pretending to be a bird. So together with her best friend Stumpy, Audrey ponders some of life's big questions—like whether being a swaggie (or bush traveler, as explained in the handy glossary) is lonelier than being ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Little Hare Books (first published March 1st 2008)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Audrey of the Outback, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Stephanie Anderson 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 and so on all the way up to 56

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
ABC
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: older-kids
Very cute book about a girl who lives in the Australian Outback with her two brothers and her mom. Her dad is away and they are not sure when he can make it make. Homeschoolers should like this book as Audrey is homeschooled. The part about Stumpy was pretty clever--I was not expecting that ending.
Katie Krombein
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet little book that I got for reading around the world with my 10 year old. We agreed that we cannot fathom living in the bush of Australia but this gives us a little picture.
Renee
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015, kids
This book kept both my kids engaged all the way through with the slow reveal of who Audrey's best friend Stumpy was. It was a great age appropriate account of life in outback Australia during the 1930's. There is a glossary at the back for all the Australian slang if you're not familiar with it. It was a great way to explain what life was like before everyone had glass in their windows or a fridge.

***Interview with my 5 1/2 year old***
Me: Did you like that book?
Him: *nods head*
Me: Which bits did
...more
Yapha
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Audrey is spunky and fun with a great imagination, everything you would want from a girl living in the Australian Outback in the 1930s. She lives with her parents and two brothers, though her father is traveling for work most of the time. Life isn't easy, but they make the best of the situation, often with a humorous outcome. It's like a mash up of Little House in the Prairie and Ramona Quimby, set in Australia. Thankfully, this authentic Australian adventure contains a glossary! Recommended for ...more
Bronte Good
Dec 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I learnt that you should make sure that when you have options you choose what's best for you.
Liz Ayers
rated it it was amazing
Dec 08, 2013
Audrey George
rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2011
Jessica
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2012
Hannah
rated it liked it
Feb 19, 2018
Kitkat
rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2018
Kelly
rated it liked it
Jul 29, 2009
Mahdi
rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2015
Sonia
rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2011
Stephanie
rated it liked it
May 29, 2013
Liz Calandrino
rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2018
Georgie
rated it liked it
Jul 12, 2013
Aysha Y.Alqahtani
rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2015
Camille White
rated it liked it
Jan 31, 2012
Emily
rated it really liked it
Feb 24, 2018
Brenda
rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2013
Kelsey Bohler
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2018
Koren
rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2018
Helle Kirstein
rated it it was amazing
Jan 16, 2016
Auds
rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2017
Bridget
rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2013
Kitty
rated it really liked it
Oct 21, 2017
Bec
rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2014
Cynthia Van der Wielen
rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2011
Vera Hammond
rated it liked it
Jul 11, 2018
Odette
rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2016
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
26 followers
Christine Harris is an Australian writer of children's and young-adult with works both in speculative fiction and historical fiction.

Other books in the series

Audrey of the Outback (4 books)
  • Audrey Goes to Town
  • Audrey's Big Secret
  • The Audrey of the Outback Collection