Lennie the Legend

Lennie the Legend

Solo to Sydney by Pony

Book - 2015
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Age range 7 and over. Based on a true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in 1932, rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lenniea s 1,000-kilometre solo journey captured the imagination of the nation, and his determination and courage provided hope to many at a difficult time in Australiaa s history. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge. Lennie has all sorts of adventures along the waya a thief lurking in the bush in the dead of night, a raging bushfire, surprise appearances, celebrations in his honour, being the star of a newsreel, and meeting the Prime Minister.
Publisher: National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT : 2015
ISBN: 9780642278654
Branch Call Number: JNF 920.710994 REED
Characteristics: 107 pages : colour illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 03, 2017

An amazing true story vividly illustrated with photographs and documents from the 1930s. Meet young Lennie...you won't forget him.


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LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 03, 2017

An amazing true story vividly illustrated with photographs and documents from the 1930s. Meet young Lennie...you won't forget him.

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