THIS PLACE IS LONELY by Vicki Cobb

THIS PLACE IS LONELY

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Age Range: 8 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Nearly a third of this addition to the ``Imagine Living Here'' series describes life in the Australian outback, where ``a mid-sized station with eight thousand sheep is two hundred square miles.'' Cobb states that ``If you lived on the outback of Australia, the only people you would see every day would be your own family''; indeed, the illustration shows a man shearing by hand with just his wife and two children assisting. Is it possible for two adults to shear 8000 sheep without assistance? Balance is a problem throughout; e.g., only one page discusses aboriginal people, while Captain Cook rates three. And, though decorative, the landscapes are so stylized as to be useless for identification, while not only sheep but the platypus, emu, and spiny anteater are all sky blue. Visually striking, but this adds little to the understanding of flora, fauna, or people. (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: June 5th, 1991
ISBN: 0-8027-6959-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1991




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