I Can Jump Puddles: Australian Children's Classics
I Can Jump Puddles is Alan Marshall's story of his childhood - a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays, climbs, fights, swims, rides and laughs.His world was the Australian countryside early last century- rough-riders, bushmen, farmers and tellers of tall stories - a world held precious by the young Alan Marshall.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
- 05 Jul 2004
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Alan Marshall
Alan Marshall was born in Noorat, Victoria in 1902 and educated in Terang. He lived in Melbourne for some time, and then travelled extensively around Australia. He has recounted the story of his life and travels in a three-part autobiography. I Can Jump Puddles, the first book of the trilogy, is the story of his childhood. It is one of Australia's best loved books, and is known around the world in thirty languages. It was made into an award-winning film by Czechoslovakian director Karel Kachyna in 1970. This is the Grass is the second book of Alan Marshall's autobiography; the third is In Mine Own Heart.