Our Sunburnt Country by Arthur Baillie
This Australian history book will capture your child’s interest with its smooth-flowing stories and charming illustrations.
Our Sunburnt Country begins with the arrival of Australia’s indigenous people and continues right up to modern times. Its simple but engaging style will bring to life the historical events that have shaped this nation and culture.
Charlotte Mason Favourite
Numerous Charlotte Mason Living booklists and forums highly recommended this book. In fact that is why we had it reprinted and updated. We knew it was in demand and that it would be an asset to your homeschool.
I first read this book to my two oldest children when they were 7 and 8 and they LOVED IT. It was my first attempt using Charlotte Mason’s idea of reading living books. We would snuggle on the couch and I would finish a chapter and they would ask for another.
They were not the only ones to benefit for I learnt my Australian history for the first time (better late than never!)
This book offers an excellent overview of the history of Australia in one neat package. Read it through and then delve deeper into other Australian history topics if desired. It can also be used as a reference when using Australian Book Traveller with younger children.
A Quick Reference Index at the back of the book makes this a handy aid to basic facts about Australia’s history.
Read aloud from ages 7.
Read alone from ages 10 —11.
Book details: Soft cover printed book with 144 pages and colour illustrations.
Additional companion resources are found with the Australian History Curriculum Set.