Little Lon

  • Andrew Kelly, Heather Pott and Mark Jackson
  • Wild Dog Books
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781742035970

RRP: $24.99 (Inc. GST)


Marie Hayes and her friends sailed boats in the gutters, ate Mr Biancchi’s icecreams in summer and roasted walnuts in winter, all in the centre of a big busy city, behind the fancy fronts of the main boulevards. Here lay the network of lanes and houses called Little Lon.

Times were different when Marie was growing up. The families may not have been rich but they were a community. A surprising history in every way.

An excellent introduction to Australian and Melbourne history. Key curriculum topics covered. Excellent teacher support material and classroom ideas available to download.

About the Author

Andrew Kelly is the Yarra Riverkeeper. He was born in Melbourne, grew up in Melbourne and, apart from a few years in England, the land of a portion of his ancestors, he has spent his life in Melbourne.

Andrew is passionate about the city, its history and, of course, its river. He has written numerous books for children.

About the Illustrators

Mark Jackson and Heather Potter are illustrators and frequent collaborators whose works have been featured in several exhibitions.

They are the recipients of many awards, including CBCA Book of the Year Award, the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and Indie Book of the Year Awards.

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