A treasury of classic verse and short stories from one of Australia's most important and best loved writers, Henry Lawson. Includes 'The Loaded Dog', 'The Drover's Wife' and 'Up the Country' plus many more. Henry Lawson is one of Australia's most famous writers. He was born in 1867 in Grenfell in New South Wales and wrote many of his most important works about life in the Australian bush in the late-1800s. Kwn as the 'Poet of the People', Henry Lawson's writing captured the hardships and everyday lives of ordinary Australians in the time before Federation and after the gold rushes. Lawson's stories and poems are full of the drama and often absurd humour that characterised life in the Australian outback in the early years of our nation. This beautifull illustrated collection captures the essence of Henry Lawson's best loved stories and poems, while also introducing readers to some of his lesser kwn works.
Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Melbourne. He has drawn for various publications worldwide, including the New York Times, Meanjin, The Age, The Big Issue, Sleepers Almanac, Desktop Magazine, Australian Book Review and Art Gallery Guide. Oslo Davis draws cartoons for the Age, as well as a weekly cartoon called Overheard in the Sunday Age. In 2011 Oslo was a Walkley Award finalist in the cartoon category. Oslo also completed a number of drawings for the Golden Plains music festivals, for NGV Australia and for the Melbourne Immigration Museum. In 2012 he wrote, directed and drew a short animation titled Melbhattan.