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Dromkeen - A Journey Into Children's Literature

Prentice, Jeffrey and Bird, Bettina

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ISBN 10: 0805007733 / ISBN 13: 9780805007732
Published by Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1987
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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175 pp. A recounting of the Oldmeadows' collection of Australian children's books and their associated illustrations. Copiously illustrated in color and B/W. Book is pristine. DJ shows hard to detect creases and top edge curl. F/NF. Bookseller Inventory # 000176

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Title: Dromkeen - A Journey Into Children's ...

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Lavendar Boards

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Am Ed

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In 1973 two Australian booksellers, Joyce and Court Oldmeadow, bought a 19th century homestead sixty kilometres northwest of Melbourne, called Dromkeen. There the Oldmeadows set about preserving all the material they could find related to Australian children's books, with the idea of making a collection that would be constantly accessible to children for their enjoyment. Since then it has grown into an organization known throughout the world as a unique concept: a priceless collection of manuscripts, artwork and books from all parts of the world, linked to a wide range of educational activities in which the children play an active role. Today it attracts 8,000 visitors a year. This book covers the history of the collection, now known as the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation. It describes some of the treasures housed at Dromkeen, together with biographies of the artists and authors represented there.

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