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The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Author/Illustrator: Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Suitable: Year 4 to Year 8


Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac bring history to life. Moondyne Joe was not known for blazing gunfights or robbing banks! It was the convict bushranger’s amazing ability to escape every time he was placed behind bars that won him fame and the affection of the early WA settlers. This is the superb depiction of the greatest escape artist of Australia’s convict era.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: 

English: Literature Strand: Responding to literature, Literature and context, Examining literature and Creating literature.  Literacy Strand: Texts in context

Humanities and Social Sciences: History

General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability and Ethical Understanding

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