Dot and the Kangaroo/Introduction

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DOT and the KANGAROO


By ETHEL C. PEDLEY


WITH 19 FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS
By FRANK P. MAHONY



THE BOOKMAN (London):—"Miss Pedley has written a story for Australian children, but children of all countries will be the better for reading it.... In the end a double joy is waiting for the reader, for Dot finds again her home and her loving mother, and the faithful kangaroo finds its lost baby. Quite the right ending for Christmas-tide."

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:—"'Dot and the Kangaroo' is without doubt one of the most charming books that could be put into the hands of a child. It is admirably illustrated by Frank P. Mahony, who seems to have entered thoroughly into the animal world of Australia. The story is altogether Australian.... It is told so simply, and yet so artistically, that even the 'grown-ups' amongst us must enjoy it."

DAILY MAIL (Brisbane):—"A more fascinating study for Australian children is hardly conceivable, and it endows the numerous bush animals with human speech, and reproduces a variety of amusing conversations between them and Dot, the little heroine of the book.... Adults may read it with pleasure."

FREEMAN'S JOURNAL (Sydney):—"Miss Pedley brings much of graceful fancy and happy descriptive faculty to her narrative of 'Dot and the Kangaroo.'... The volume furnishes excellent reading for young folk."


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to the
children of Australia
in the hope of enlisting their sympathies
for the many
beautiful, amiable, and frolicsome creatures
of their fair land,
is being surely accomplished

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