My Outback Childhood: Growing up in the Territory

Toni Tapp Coutts


June 2018

$16.99 AU

166p pb

ISBN: 978-0734418333

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My Outback Childhood: Growing Up in the Territory is written by Toni Tapp Coutts, author of the bestseller A Sunburnt Childhood in 2016. She is an Australian writer, born and raised in the Northern Territory. This book is an interesting and heart-warming re-telling of the authorís own childhood.

My Outback Childhood is similar to other books I have read, such as The Girl From Snowy River and A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French. I enjoyed learning about how the Aboriginal people were treated differently to white people in the 1950s, an issue that featured heavily in the book.

I wish the book included a few pictures to enhance the story. The cover is eye catching and relates to the story well without revealing all the important information. I would recommend this book to readers of chapter books. It would appeal to those who like learning about Australian history, as well as fans of the authorís earlier work.

Ally, age 12 

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