Walkabout
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Walkabout

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Walkabout is a survival story for children written by James Vance Marshall.
Mary and her young brother Peter are the only survivors of an aircrash in the middle of the Australian outback. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them along their long journey. But a terrible misunderstanding results in a tragedy that neither Mary nor Peter will ever forget . . .

Reissued in the 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics for children, Walkabout has been continuously in print since its first publication over 50 years ago.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 13mm | 140g
  • PUFFIN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 0141359420
  • 9780141359427
  • 97,841

Review Text

Very tender, very touching, and sketched out with no sign of strain. The descriptions of the Australian bush are first-rate. New Statesman
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Review quote

A small classic, pared down to the bare bones. many will not only enjoy it, but long remember it. * New York Times * A deeply-felt book, filled with information about desert flora and fauna. * Times Literary Supplement * Very tender, very touching, and sketched out with no sign of strain. The descriptions of the Australian bush are first-rate. * New Statesman *
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About James Vance Marshall

James Vance Marshall is one of the pseudonyms of English writer Donald Payne. Walkabout was first published in 1959 and later made into a movie starring Jenny Agutter.
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Rating details

1,950 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 19% (367)
4 30% (592)
3 35% (688)
2 12% (243)
1 3% (60)
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