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Old Drumble

(2008)
The Smartest Drover's Dog There Ever Was
A novel by

 
 
The smartest drover's dog there ever was. Winner of the NZ Post Children's & Young Adults Book Awards 2009 - Junior Fiction.

the humorous and heartwarming story of Jack Jackman, a young boy who wants to be a stock drover, set in the small Waikato township of Waharoa in the 1930s. Jack has a wonderful, warm relationship with his parents and an old family friend, Andy the Drover, who each week drives a mob of sheep or cattle through the main street with the help of his dog, Old Drumble, and his horse, Nosy. All three become the boy's close friends over the long hot summer holidays, and each week Andy tells him an even more amazing story of how Old Drumble has saved the day yet again, with each adventure becoming more and more absurd. A Baron Munchausen of the sheep mob, Andy's yarns are delightful, funny and quixotic - and in the hands of a master storyteller like Jack Lasenby, a passionate advocate of children's literacy, the result is pure magic.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Jack Lasenby's Old Drumble

Paperback Editions

July 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Old Drumble (1 Volume Set)
Author(s): Jack Lasenby
ISBN: 1-4596-2452-1 / 978-1-4596-2452-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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April 2008 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: Old Drumble
Author(s): Jack Lasenby
ISBN: 1-86950-674-X / 978-1-86950-674-2 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins - NZ
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Old Drumble
Author(s): Jack Lasenby
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA