Lennie the legend solo to sydney by pony
Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony by Stephanie Owen ReederIt is 1932 and nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther has a dream - to ride his pony, Ginger Mick, from his home in country Victoria all the way to Sydney for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Join Lennie on his 1,000-kilometre adventure as he braves fire, floods and fog, camps alone in the bush, and faces a thief in the night. From swaggies to newspaper reporters, Lennie meets all sorts of people alone the way - even the Prime Minister. Finally, the day of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge arrives and Lennie and Ginger Mick take part in the spectacular celebrations. The crowds love Lennie and his pone - Lennie has become a legend.
Lennie the Legend is based on a true story about a boy who captured the imagination of the nation and whose determination and courage gave hope to many during the Great Depression, a difficult time in Australias history.
The nine-year-old who rode a pony 1000km to Sydney
Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Winner of the Children's Book Council Eve Pownall Award This is the inspiring true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, at the height of the Great Depression in , rode his pony from his home town of Leongatha in rural Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie the Legend begins with a terrible accident on the family farm, when Lennie, remarkably at such a young age, takes on the responsibility for the ploughing. Lennie is obsessed with the marvel of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, as a reward for saving the farm from missing the planting season, his parents grant him his wish to ride on his own to Sydney for the opening of the bridge.
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So what is all the fuss about? The fuss is about a nine-year-old boy, Lennie Gwyther who after his father had an accident, decided to plough the family farm all by himself. When his father came back from hospital with a broken leg, he was so impressed that he asked Lennie what he would like as a reward. Lennie answered that he would like to go to Sydney for the opening of the Harbour Bridge. And so he did, riding his pony Ginger Mick all the way. Lennie's plan was to ride 20 miles a day.
In , nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther dreamed of being on the spot for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The fact that he lived kilometres away in Leongatha, in south-eastern Victoria, didn't faze him. A new book tells the true story of how one February day, with his parents' blessing, he set off on what was to be a four-month odyssey with his pony, Ginger Mick. Lennie Gwyther with Ginger Mick, the horse he rode kilometres to attend the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Credit: James Boddington. Lennie and Ginger Mick followed bush tracks and barely formed dirt roads east to Cann River then north to Canberra.