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The Boy from Bowral free pdf Donald Bradman is one of the best-known and best-loved cricketers in the history of the game. Born in New South Wales, Australia in 1908, Bradman cut his cricketing teeth with the local team before being invited for a trial in Sydney. Looking for promising young bowlers, the selectors immediately recognised they actually had an extremely talented batsman on their hands and the boy from Bowral never looked back. He made his first tour of England in 1930, when he went beyond all expectations to score 974 runs at an average of 139.4 per over - a record that still stands today. He continued to impress throughout the 1930s, making masterful double hundreds at Melbourne and Adelaide that secured the Ashes for Australia once again. His return to the game after the Second World War did not disappoint, and in his last tour of England in 1948 he played a series that proved a fitting finale to an imcomparable career, with a team that earned the nickname 'The Invincibles'. In 1996 he was the inaugural inductee to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. The Boy from Bowral is a perfect introduction for children to this great sporting legend. From his childhood, including his first real game at the age of 12 on the pitch that was later named the Bradman Oval in his honour, through his defence of the bodyline bowling technique devised to reduce his dominance in the 1930s Ashes tournament, to his great undefeated run in 1948, this book covers Bradman's entire career, as well as including facts and statistics, and a comparison of Bradman with other great cricketing heroes. This is the perfect gift for every aspiring young cricketer.

About Robert Ingpen

Robert Ingpen has written and/or illustrated more than 100 published books. In 1986, Robert became the only Australian to be awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, recognizing "complete works which have made a lasting contribution to children's literature." Often called the "Little Nobel Prize," the Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. In 1989, Robert was awarded the Dromkeen Medal, for significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature. Robert studied art and illustration at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from 1955-57. Early in his career Robert specialised in relating design to scientific research. In 1958, he was appointed as the artist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). Ten years later, he began work as a freelance designer, illustrator and author. Robert's work for science continued when he worked as a member of a United Nations (FAO/UNDP) team in Mexico and Peru, where he designed pamphlets on fisheries (until 1975). As an illustrator and author of children's books, Robert is known and loved by children Robert's work has focused on environmental and heritage issues and his exploration of fantasy and imagination. Robert Ingpen first rose to prominence with his illustrations for Colin Thiele's Storm Boy, winning the first Visual Arts Board award for children's book illustration. Robert Ingpen has painted murals on public buildings, designed the flag and coat of arms for the Northern Territory, and designed postage stamps, including stamps for the Captain Cook Bicentenary and the 50th anniversary of CSIRO. He has been involved in a number of conservation and environmental projects, including the establishment of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement as consultant/designer. Robert was one of the founders of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He lives in the Victorian coastal town of Anglesea. In nearby Geelong, where he grew up, Robert has inspired tens of thousands of children to use their imaginations. The annual Poppykettle Festival, named in honour of his story, The Voyage of the Poppykettle, has been providing entertainment and arts activities to primary students for 21 years. This unique festival has become folklore in Geelong. Each year, more than 4500 school children (in costumes) take over Geelong's cultural precinct to present a parade, performances and artwork to the local community.

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Author : Robert Ingpen
Publisher : Palazzo Editions Ltd
Data Published : 10 July 2008
ISBN : 0955304652
EAN : 9780955304651
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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