Boomerang and Bat

The Story of the Real First Eleven

Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Terry Denton
NZD $32.99

The first Australian cricket team to tour England was a group of Aboriginal stockmen. This is their story.

In 1868 a determined team of Aboriginal cricketers set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best.

Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh, and wearing caps embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, they delighted crowds with their exceptional skill.

From the creators of Jandamarra, this is the remarkable story of the real first eleven.

Author bio:

Mark Greenwood's award-winning books examining history, myths and legends have been honoured in Australia and internationally. Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frane Lessac, to produce books that promote history as well as an understanding of multicultural issues.

Terry Denton is one of Australia's busiest literary creative forces and his work as a writer and illustrator can be found in popular children's titles such as the Gasp! books, Terry Denton's Bumper Books and the Wombat and Fox stories. His work with writer Andy Griffiths on the Just! books and the epic Treehouse series is universally loved.

Category: Children's non-fiction
ISBN: 9781743319246
Awards: Longlisted CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Information Award 2017 AU; Short-listed WA Young Readers' Book Award - Picture Book 2017 AU; Short-listed Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year - Indigenous Children 2016 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2016
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 7 - 12
Subject: Children's non-fiction