Heroes: Australians at their Best
Heroes: Australians at their Best is a new collection of short stories written by Allan Baillie, following Legends - stories of Australia.
Heroes: Australians at their Best is about a wide range of Australians of all colours and ages who have performed acts of bravery in situations ranging from large scale peace time disasters, accidents, war and natural disasters. Some events and people will be well known but others are more like unseen heroes who still performed acts of great bravery.
Many of the stories are short and will appeal to less proficient readers. Others are longer and will provide a little extra challenge.
The collection includes stories about:
Jackey Jackey, David Howie, Neville Howse, Albert Jacka, Frank McNamara, John Flynn, Vernon Cavell, Hugh Syme, Howard Florey, Nancy Wake, Weary Dunlop, Damien Parer, Keith Payne, Fred Hollows, Margaret Warby, Anthonu Gioia, Kay Cottee, Cathy Freeman and many others.
The stories are particularly suitable for reluctant readers:
- they range in length from a few paragraphs to two pages
- they cover a diverse range of people and events
- they are well written in language which less able readers can cope with
- they are presented in a magazine format
- they provide a good range of non-fiction text for classroom use
The Rosewood Couch
The Galloping Doctor
Flynn of the Inland
One Last Go
The Bomb Hunter
The Last Man
'Number One Doctor'
The Volcano Watcher
Wrestling a Croc
Nightmare at Sea
Part of the Job...
Nick of Time
The Tea Bag