Researching and Writing To the Bridge – A true story
There continues to be lots of interest in the true story of Lennie Gwyther and his faithful pony Ginger Mick. I’ve written it in picture book format and Andrew McLean tells the other half of the story with his beautiful illustrations.
I’ve always said that some picture books are for all ages – from two to one-hundred and two. This is one of those books.
It can be read by an adult to a child, or by a child to an adult. Older children might like to investigate further, by finding information on the depression, on the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or what it was like to grow up on a Victorian farm back in the 1920’s and 30’s.
A nine-year old boy and his nine-year old pony walked 600 miles from Leongatha to Sydney in 1932, to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Their resilience shone like a bright lantern.
You’ll find more information at Portable Magic, Books Illustrated and the Walker Books Website as well as my website, including a media kit and recent reviews. Links below:
And Teaching Notes can be found on the Walker Books Website: