A Book For Kids

A Book For Kids

by C. J. Dennis and Hal Gye

Hardback Publication Date: 02/03/2009

  $24.99

Do you remember 'The Triantiwontigongolope'? Or 'The Song of the Sulky Stockman'?

In 1921, C.J. Dennis dedicated A Book for Kids to children "over four and under four-and-eighty" and it has been making Australian children laugh ever since.

As Phillip Adams says, it's "an Australian classic".

ISBN:
9781742030944
9781742030944
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-03-2009
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
110
Dimensions (mm):
282x193x14mm
Weight:
0.59kg
C. J. Dennis

Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 – 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", published in the early 20th century.

Though Dennis's work is less well known today, his 1916 publication of The Sentimental Bloke sold 65,000 copies in its first year, and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history.

Together with Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, both of whom he collaborated with, he is often considered among Australia's three most famous poets.

When he died at the age of 61, the Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons suggested he was destined to be remembered as the "Australian Robert Burns".

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