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A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

Sidney Nolan is one of Australia’s most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.

From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.

Reviews

This marvellous children’s book provides a much needed introduction to Nolan and his importance to Australian art. Beautifully illustrated... A great story, succinctly and colourfully told for young readers.

Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857985903

    August 1, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    36 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857985910

    October 1, 2015

    Random House Australia

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2016
    Special Mention
    Crichton Award for New Illustrators

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