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Lizzie Nonsense


Author: Ormerod  Jan
Publisher: Clarion
Subject/Category: K-2
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 061857493X
Review: Life in the Australian bush is filled with hard work and isolation for Lizzie's family--especially when Papa leaves for weeks to take the cut sandlewood to town. Lizzie uses her vivid imagination to alter routine tasks. Gardening allows her to gather flowers for her bride's bouquet, hauling water for baby's bath means a voyage on the deep blue sea, dinner of "turnips, as usual" becomes peaches and cream, and mending is transformed into making a party dress. Mama calls it all nonsense, but we learn that imagination runs in this close knit pioneer family.

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