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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.

Books by Alan Marshall

Wild Design

Equal parts design portfolio, natural history survey, and tour through some of today's more speculative green structures and art, Wild Design presents designs based on the diverse strategies plants and animals have adopted to survive. Marshall aims to affirm that design is everyone's responsibility and opportunity.

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I Can Jump Puddles: Australian Children's Classics

It amazed me that they would imagine I would never walk again. I knew what I was going to do. I was going to break in wild horses and yell 'Ho! Ho!' and wave my hat in the air, and I was going to write a book like The Coral Island.

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