King of the Outback

King of the Outback cover
King of the Outback cover

From the award-winning writer/illustrator team who brought you Tom the Outback Mailman.

by Kristin Weidenbach,
Illustrated by Timothy Ide

HB 32 | 260 x 290 | ISBN 9781925227246
$26.99 | Non-fiction picture book
MidnightSun Publishing | May 2017
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Sidney Kidman runs away from home at thirteen and travels to the outback on a one-eyed horse. He finds stray cows in the scrub, swims across rivers by hanging on to a bullock’s tail and dreams of having the biggest herd of cattle in Australia.

Many years later, when the workers on Sid’s cattle station organise a giant rodeo for Sid’s birthday party the cattle from the bush take fright in the city. People panic and horses bolt. Can the Kidman stockmen save the day?

King of the Outback tells the rags-to-riches story of one of Australia’s greatest pastoral pioneers.

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