Clancy of the Outback series
By Phil Kettle & Bob Andersen
Illustrated by Shane McGowan
Welcome to the Clancy of the Outback series.
Eleven-year-old Clancy has been thrust into life out woop-woop. These are the stories of his outback adventures at his uncle’s sheep station, Overflow Station.
In this book, Big Bill decides to bring the shearing forward and Mum and Little Bill and Clancy clean the shearers’ quarters. Big Bill is keen to see if Mum will do the cooking for the gang but in the end a cook arrives with the shearers. Little Bill shows Clancy how to throw a fleece and then the rain arrives which means that the whole shearing process must stop. The cook has had enough. When shearing resumes some weeks later Mum does the cooking and it’s a great success.
At the conclusion of this book there is the Outback Jokes section, a traditional rhyme ‘Lime Juice Tub” and a glossary of shearing terms.
Phil Kettle is an author and writer. He lives in Regional Victoria and spends his time writing books for children and visiting schools to talk about reading and writing. Co-author, Bob Anderson, spends his days in Melbourne, writing, publishing and developing online literacy programs for school students.
Shane McGowan is an award-winning illustrator and writer of picture books, and editorial and advertising illustration.