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Our Little Australian Cousin

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By: (?-1930)

Our Little Australian Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet is a delightful children's book that takes readers on a journey to the beautiful and diverse continent of Australia. The story follows a young girl named Sylvia as she explores the unique landscapes, wildlife, and cultural traditions of her Australian home.

Throughout the book, readers are introduced to the fascinating animals that call Australia home, such as kangaroos, koalas, and platypuses. The author does a wonderful job of weaving in informative details about the country's geography and natural wonders, making the story both entertaining and educational.

One of the strengths of this book is its emphasis on the importance of respecting different cultures and traditions. As Sylvia interacts with her Aboriginal friends and learns about their customs, readers are reminded of the value of diversity and understanding.

Overall, Our Little Australian Cousin is a charming and engaging book that will captivate young readers and inspire them to learn more about the world around them. With its engaging storyline and vivid descriptions, this book is sure to entertain and educate children of all ages.

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Another delightful look back at how people and children lived in the late 1800s in this part of the British Empire. This book introduces us to Fergus and Jean Hume and their family who are sailing to Australia from Scotland to make it their new home. The immigrants must pass through Melbourne then Sydney by rail before the father goes on to set up his new homestead. Many strange sights await these Scottish children and their parents.

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