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Two American youngsters find themselves the sole survivors of a plane crash in the Australian wilderness...

Title : Walkabout
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ISBN : 0887410995
ISBN13 : 978-0887410994
Format Type : Hardback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Sundance Pubns 1 Juni 1978
Number of Pages : 158 Seiten
File Size : 770 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Walkabout Reviews

  • Freigassner Manuela
    2019-01-17 09:28

    Für Jugendliche, sehr einfach und übersichtlich geschrieben. Durch die zusätzlichen Vokabelerklärung vereinfacht zu lesen.Kann man nur weiterempfehlen. Genial für den Englichunterricht in der Oberstufe.

  • m. ali
    2019-01-14 11:22

    Meine Tochter baruchte es für di Schule . Sie liest es sich momentan durch und findet es ...... OK .

  • None
    2019-01-11 10:27

    The book is based on three childrens adventure in the harsh Australian Outback. It involves two American children whose plane has crashed. They set out to find the closest city, but are soon terribly lost in the great vastness that is the Australian Outback. They then encounter a Aboriginal boy who is on quest to prove his manhood. The Aboriginal pity's the children, and takes them under his wing, teaching them the ways of the desert. The contrast between the Aboriginals fine tuned senses and those of the childrens is quite intresting. They find out that all their knowledge is quite useless, and that they will have to adapt to the desert. Though after the first few chapters the novel takes a downward turn and became extremely boring, repetitve, and unintresting. If the author could have made an un-expected twist in the story, he might have been able to save this book.

  • None
    2019-01-03 13:39

    The book began extremely well. The book promised but did not deliver.The story line was very draged out and it became boring, the novel contained some very good similies though. We read this book in class and as a class reader I felt the author used good clear vocab, but did not allow any space for excitement. Although the novel tells us a bit more about nature it would not apeal to boys or girls between the age of 8-14. The book was way to factual when explaining the way of the desert survival, the book ended to sudenly and left many different ending possibilities.This book is a waste of time if you are looking for a classic survival book. We personaly would recomend hatchet as a classic survilval book if you are looking at a fast flowing and adventure filled bookI hope you enjoyed our reveiw

  • None
    2018-12-31 11:39

    Walkabout was an 'Ok' novel with an interesting story line.The situation of the characters was very realistic.The beginning of the book was quite interesting.The author used excellent vocabulary and set the scene very well and it made the reader feel that he was in for a good read.But as the story progressed,it became rather monotonous.The story just seemed to linger on and on.It didn't have a satisfactory conclusion as the reader was left pondering the novel a bit too much.However,the book taught us about different cultures,and how these different people mix. In an era where people are only now learning to successfully mix with one another,no matter what the skin colour is nor the person's background. This book teaches us about life,but it isn't a very worthwhile read.

  • None
    2019-01-10 11:47

    we in my school read this book for English Literature for our secondary 2 year . i find this an interesting book as it portrays the many many differences between different races . it also talks about what civilization implants onto people such as Mary and Jack . take Mary , the main character , for example . at first , she is compelled and disgusted by the bush boy's nakedness , but later in the story , we see her taking off her clothes without hesitation , and it shows that the layers of conduct civilization had laid onto her since childbirth has peeled off and her primitive self has emerged from below .all in all , an interesting book and a must read if you are a person who is intersested in other people

  • None
    2018-12-25 09:29

    Peter and Mary, typical city children, are forced to survive in the harsh, Australian outback after undergoing an aeroplane crash. In the dead of night, they woke, only to realise that they were stranded, with no means of communication, provisions or survival. Luckily, they find the key to their suvival in their in their unknown surroundings. This key is an Aboriginal boy which takes it upon himself to help aid these "white children" to safety. They undergo many stressful and testing obstacles during their fight for survival. This book, although at times a bit slow, carries a definite pulse throughout the novel. I would recomend this book to younger readers who enjoy adventure books.

  • None
    2018-12-21 13:25

    This book is full of action. The booked is set in the Australian Desert featuring a aboriginal boy and to chidren who are city slickers. These children are Peter who is 8,and his sister Mary whose 13.These children were battling in the middle of the Australian desert after crashing there in a aeroplane. They meet a aboriginal boy which helps them survive using their environments.I enjoyed the book but it is not a great book.I found the author waffled a bit in the storey because each day seemed to repeat itself.The only tragic thing that happens in the storey is when the aboriginal boy dies.On the whole I found this quite a good book which should be rated 6 out of ten