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“My favourite character is Meryl Sheep because she is so wise and old. I really enjoyed the part when Lancelot met the kangaroos. My favourite kangaroo is Rosebush. The bit that was the most scary was when the fox and Lancelot fight. I know what happened to most characters because it is explained really well!”

Mimi, 10 years (www.bookreview.com.au)

 

“It is also a pleasure to hear Australian accents telling stories. Anne Phelan     ’s voice is rich and expressive, and in fact the whole cast is excellent, as is the quality of the recording.”

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

 

“Children of all ages will enjoy this tale, which is well crafted and full of suspense and drama. Lancelot is a richly drawn character, whose transformation is powerful.”

Magdalena Ball: The Compulsive Reader

"In Lancelot, author Adrian Plitzco, tackles many issues: adoption, disability, acceptance of others, being different, life's lessons and the impact of the drought on Australian wildlife. When reflecting on the number of themes in Lancelot, it is easy to think that the author has taken on too much, but this is not the case. Each theme blends into this beautifully told story and it is not until you look at it in any detail that you realize just how much is included and how well the author has incorporated them."
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“Most animals with a disability such as a missing limb will have to remain in care for life. This aspect of the story can be discussed by teachers and classes in primary school and also by parents and their children.”

www.help4everyparent.com.au

 

“This is a charming and well produced audio book for children. It is well read by several presenters, and interspersed with bouncy, upbeat music. The artwork and packaging is nicely presented, so that when you open the audio-book, the CDs are integrated into the pictures.”

Native Animal Network Association


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"If you have a soft spot for Australia's iconic animals and you want some audio discs that will keep your small tyros quiet for a few hours in the car, or perhaps in bed on a wintry evening, then this is the thing for you. I believe that children can never have too many stories told to them. It is also a pleasure to hear Australian accents telling stories. Anne Phelan's voice is rich and expressive, and in fact the whole cast is excellent, as is the quality of the recording. The sound effects and the pace of tellling are superb; and there are witty touches for the adults, such as the wise sheep, 'Meryl Sheep'. Lancelot, an orphaned kangaroo adopted by a farmer and his wife, is the constant figure across these stories. He is also disabled, after losing one of his arms in an accident. Lots of opportunities for adventures and lessons here. His quest is to discover his kangaroo-ness and find love and acceptance among his fellow creatures. The plight of the kangaroos in an exhausted, drought affected landscape in a country where they can be shot on sight are issues that must be faced.
Recommended for pre-readers and early readers still entranced by being told stories. 3 to 5 years old. KB"

READING TIME, The journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA), August 2009 

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