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James Vance Marshall

Fiction Genres:

Realistic Fiction

Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.:

It takes place in the wilderness of the Australian Outback. The outback is hundreds of miles away from a city in a desert. The time period is set in modern times, but the book was written in 1957.

List all of the main characters in the book, and share a little bit of information about each character.:

Mary and Peter are school children who are not from the outback. They are siblings and Mary is older. There is also a boy from Australia who is called Aborigine or Bush Boy.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about it. Otherwise, write three sentences about your favorite part of the book.:

A plane crashes in the Australian outback with the children on board. Mary and Peter do not know how to survive so far away from their home, and Peter is injured. There is also a problem when the Aborigine boy dies.

If there was a problem presented in the book, write three (3) sentences about how the problem was solved. If there was not problem, write three sentences about what you would have liked to have seen in the book that the author did not include.:

Mary and Peter find the Aborigine boy, and he teaches them many things to survive. He shows the children how to throw rocks at fish so that they can eat fish. He also teaches them to make a fire by rubbing wood together.

How did this book make you feel? Write three (3) sentences describing the feelings you had, when reading the book.:

It made me wish that I was Mary or Peter and could have an adventure like that. I was sad when the boy died. When the children met the baby Aborigine boy, I felt curious if that baby boy would someday make his walkabout also.

Star Rating:


Write three (3) sentences describing why you gave this book this rating.:

I thought it was interesting to learn about how the Aborigine boy was on his walkabout. A walkabout is an Australian rite of passage that tests his manhood. I would really enjoy taking a walkabout also. There were many Australian words that I did not understand, and I thought that was frustrating. It would have been better if they told you what the words meant.

"Walkabout" by James Vance Marshall