- Title: The Long Walk
- Author: Kerry Greenwood
- ISBN: 9780733617669
- Page: 492
- Format: Paperback
Set in 1930 s Australia, when Isa s mother falls ill and is sent to a rest home, Isa gathers together her brothers and sister and sets off to find her father who is away working on the Great Ocean Road It is a long walk, and the children have to face the dangers and hardships of a country suffering the Depression But on their journey, Isa soon learns that most people wilSet in 1930 s Australia, when Isa s mother falls ill and is sent to a rest home, Isa gathers together her brothers and sister and sets off to find her father who is away working on the Great Ocean Road It is a long walk, and the children have to face the dangers and hardships of a country suffering the Depression But on their journey, Isa soon learns that most people will give everything they have to help a small courageous family survive, and some will do anything to stop them Suggested level primary, intermediate.
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This is my most favourite children's book of all time. And that's saying something, as Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' is second only to this! 'The Long Walk' is an incredibly beautiful story set during the depression in Victoria, Australia (my home-town). When their mother leaves with Tuberculous to go to a rest home, Isa and her siblings travel with just the clothes on their backs and a pram to push to seek their father, whom they believe to be working on the Great Ocean Road. Their journey is one of i [...]
A great adventure story set during the depression in Australia. Lots of historical facts and opportunities for discussions about courage and resilience.
A beautiful story about four children's journey to find their father after their mother was diagnosed with TB. Set in Victoria Australia during the Great Depression, the story tells of thirteen year old Isa's courages decision to take her siblings on the journey so they could avoid been separated by been sent to different orphanages by the welfare department. The childrens encounter with various people who either helped them or created problems for them and Isa's resourcefulness, makes this an i [...]
An epic quest that uses archetypes of the Hero's Journey (Joseph Campbell) that are often used in greek legends. On a simpler scale this is a lovely story about a family persevering through the great depression in Australia. When Isa's mother falls ill and is taking into hospice care, her and her younger siblings are in danger of being split up into foster care. Instead they set out from melbourne on a quest to find their father working somewhere on the Great Ocean Road. This is a beautifully wr [...]
I read this as a child and it left a beautiful impression. I've been trying to find it for years but I couldn't remember the full title or the author; so pleased to have finally found it! This is a book you want a copy of to share with other people.
It was good
I really liked this story, I read it in a day. So easy to read & hard to put down as you have to know how things go for Isa on her journey.
The Long Walk by Kerry Greenwood (2005)
The Incredible Journey redux. Set in Depression-era Australia, this is a fine adventure story with a likable heroine and a happy outcome.
Even though its a children's novel and I'm 26, I absolutely loved this book! Kerry Greenwood is an utter gem and I recommend this book I everyone!
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