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Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old.
And I'm nearly a vet!
It's really hot and dry in the outback where my grandparents live. I'm so excited that Chelsea is coming with us to visit them. I wonder what outback animals we'll see? My cousin Jarrod will be there, but I get the feeling he doesn't like me very much and â€“ even worse â€“ he doesn't seem to like animals! Maybe this is my chance to change his mind . . .
About the Author
Rebecca Johnson is an Australian author, teacher and mother of two. Juliet, Nearly a Vet is her first fiction series with Penguin. She has also written a best-selling non-fiction series of adventures featuring Australian wildlife, which has sold more than 2.6 million copies. From the author: When I was growing up, I was mad about animals. Not just the normal kind like cats, dogs and horses, but anything that moved.
The best part of all was that I actually lived next door to a vet! We are still great friends and he's 95 now. One of my fondest memories of growing up is going out in a canoe with my sister and brother after a f lood and -rescuing animals that were stranded on sticks and twigs and ferrying them to safety. Not every girl I know would be happiest in a canoe full of mice, bugs and the odd green snake, but I'm sure Juliet would!
Outback Cooking In A Camp Oven
This must-have book tells you how to cook everything â€“ from Coopers-style whole baked fish to Nullarbor Ginger Roll and Strzelecki Damper â€“ all in the camp oven. Born and raised in the outback, Jack Absalom is a well-known artist, bushman, raconteur and television personality.
Many of these popular recipes are from Jackâ€™s uncle, Reg Absalom, who spent many years cooking on outback stations.
The Jackaroo 'outback Tales Of A 10 Pom'
The ten pound pom' was the description of those people who emigrated to Australia from Britain between 1945 to 1972. Government Assisted Passage Scheme devised by British and Australian government.Australian government subsidised the fare to only 10 paid by the immigrant. '10 Pom' was born.This is the personal memoir of one of these '10 pound Poms '. His history, the reason for the journey and life in the outback is set down in this book in an informative and interesting way.Included in these memoirs are snippets of living conditions and attitudes. Songs and tales of life. Personal struggles. Interesting information of the layout and job allocation. Risks of the job are many including the fauna and flora dangers that must not be overlooked. Tales of the outback and also tales of the locals and the passions and temperaments of the many interesting characters found in this wild but beautiful country. Enjoy this wonderful tale and dream of the life under the southern skies!
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