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I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall Book Australian Children's Classic #109

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Title: I Can Jump Puddles


Author: Alan Marshall


Cover: Softcover


Year of Publication: 1956


Publisher: Melbourne F.W Cheshire


Edition: 5th edition


Page Count: 225 Pages


Dimensions: Depth: 1cm x Length: 22cm x Width: 14cm


Illustrated / Pictorial: A few black and white pictures, illustrated by Alison Forbes



General Description: I Can Jump Puddles is a softcover novel with a woven mustard yellow coloured cover and illustrations done by Alison Forbes, the pictures that are also featured throughout the book are also done by her.


Condition: The binding has some small damage on the top and bottom - ripped. The pages show some small signs of aging.


Synopsis: I Can Jump Puddles is Alan Marshall's story of his childhood - a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays, climbs, fights, swims, rides and laughs. His world was the Australian countryside early last century- rough-riders, bushmen, farmers and tellers of tall stories - a world held precious by the young Alan. Born in rural Victoria in the early 1900s, young Alan Marshall contracted the dreadful disease poliomyelitis (polio) which left him crippled. I Can Jump Puddles is the story of Alan's struggle to overcome his disability and to live a normal life which he documented in his celebrated novel of the same name.


Subject: Biography, Autobiography


Weight: 343kg



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