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"Everyone looks on me like a black snake" --Letter to Sergeant Babington, July 1870Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men.Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the auth"Everyone looks on me like a black snake" --Letter to Sergeant Babington, July 1870Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men.Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power.Was he a villain? Or a hero?What do you think?Black Snake tells the story of the short but amazing life of Ned Kelly, Australia’s most famous bushranger. Although this book is non-fiction, each chapter begins with a short piece of fiction. These fictional pieces look at Ned from the point of view of different people: some who loved him, some who hated him; some who admired him, some who thought he was a monster.Reviews“Carole Wilkinson takes the reader beyond the surface of the Ned Kelly legend… She brings the story alive through the everyday life and struggles of this unkilely hero… Wilkinson leads readers to ponder how Ned became an Australian icon in an accessible text which consummately uses fact and fictional reconstructions to achieve its purposes.”CBC Book of the Year Judges’ Report 2003“With Black Snake, Carole Wilkinson turns her hand from historical fiction to factual reportage, retelling the familiar story of the Ned Kelly legend. Factually, simple and without bias, Black Snake presents the circumstances behind the events as well as the conflicts between the personalities. It can be used as a biography, or read as an adventure. “Through her consummate research and a deep empathy with the characters which she has resurrected, Carole Wilkinson has that rare ability to bring the past to life, in all of its authentic, ‘warts-and-all’ realism. Recommended.”Magpies November 2002...

Title : Black Snake: The daring of Ned Kelly
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ISBN : 187637215X
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 133 Pages
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Black Snake: The daring of Ned Kelly Reviews

  • Catherine
    2018-10-11 15:41

    What a fantastic read both for kids and for adults. Not having grown up in Australia I'm not sure if my knowledge about Ned Kelly was average or below average before reading this. I learned a lot but Wilkninson's injection of small details on the sides when writing the incidents, the different points of view, also had me enthralled with his story and I can see why his legend has persisted. She lays this book out as a question to the reader -- what do you think, was he a crim or a legend. This question has the reader thinking all the way through the book. And Wilkinson is very even-handed in her presentation of the events.There are primary source links at the end of the book to follow-up.

  • Tyrah
    2018-10-10 13:29

    BEST BOOK!!!!

  • Sven McNiven
    2018-10-01 10:39

    I read this book with my class for a literary study. I found it interesting, as did my students. It's especially useful for showing how writers can take different perspectives in their work. Black Snake: The daring of Ned Kelly shares various viewpoints of the people involved in the saga of the Kelly gang. It leaves the reader to ultimately decide if Ned Kelly, his family and friends were villains or victims.

  • Amber Campbell
    2018-10-16 11:42

    i think that ned is a villain hero and a victom because throght the hole story he is a villian hero and victom and i dont no the hole thing i forgot but i wish i could make a story like that is think its my best book ever read so far now its your turn to tell us what you think about this story i started this year july,15th 2012 and im finished it today saterday 25th August 2012

  • Anne
    2018-09-29 15:35

    Fiction combined with non-fiction, suitable for adults and young adults. Enjoyable and interesting.

  • Lawson Mcguinness
    2018-09-30 12:41

    geewd

  • Vienna
    2018-10-08 10:38

    Its stink cause you cant even read it online... Does anyone know a website you can read this online please? :)

  • Haylie Karaitiana
    2018-09-24 16:23

    EEEEEEK ! i didn't get too read it

  • Ariana Lockett
    2018-09-28 11:49

    this book. is. telling. a. true. story. about. a. man. who. stole. stuff. to. provide. for. his. family this. is. a. great. book. to. read :-)

  • H-Dog
    2018-10-07 14:29

    Pretty cool. Ned Kelly was a rad guy

  • Nathan
    2018-09-23 16:38

    Very good if u like Ned Kelly's background

  • River
    2018-10-06 09:34

    I had to read this book to help a student that I tutor with their grade 7 school work. The overall language of the book is a bit simplistic in my opinion but I think in this case, I imagine it would be helpful as students would be able to focus more on the content of the book. Ned Kelly's story was presented through a combination of historical facts, images, quotes, and Carol's own creative take on what witnesses would have thought or experienced during the Kelly Gang's reign in the Australian bush. i enjoyed this aspect as it fuelled some interesting discussions between my student and myself. The book mostly leaves it to the reader as to whether Ned Kelly was a hero, villain or victim.

  • Sarah Johnston
    2018-10-06 13:53

    Aimed at middle school year age group, this is an interesting book on the life of the notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly. It's especially useful for showing how writers can take different perspectives in their work. The book shares various viewpoints of different people involved in the saga of the time. The reader will have to own conclusions on whether Ned Kelly, his family and friends were villains or victims.

  • Tasmyn
    2018-10-02 11:34

    It was an awesome book to read and very interesting. I learnt a lot about Ned Kelly and it was easy to do all of my assessments on it for English and History, I even enjoyed reading it even though I don't really like reading historical books as I find them boring. This though is AMAZING!!

  • Emily
    2018-10-14 12:40

    it was a great action and drama packed adventure you never get bored when the Kelly's are around just reading it makes you feel like you were just there.

  • Veronica
    2018-10-05 10:36

    3.5 stars

  • Leo
    2018-09-24 15:36

    really interesting

  • Esra Yilmaz
    2018-10-15 12:30

    good

  • Aidan Blackburn
    2018-09-19 08:49

    it is really good and i like it

  • Jazmine
    2018-09-26 09:49

    good

  • Kirsty Cochrane
    2018-10-02 09:32

    A nice combination of fiction and non - fiction suitable for adults or older children. Lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about how and why Ned Kelly became the man he was.

  • Kayla Whitley-philip
    2018-09-23 15:45

    It is good a good story on ned Kelly and his life

  • Jayden Kennedy
    2018-09-21 16:44

    I think its good

  • Twistedturkey
    2018-10-15 16:45

    how do i read it

  • Bob Marly
    2018-10-15 09:36

    How do I read this bookI want to read it

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    2018-09-30 10:34

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  • Bianca Luscombe
    2018-10-16 13:48

    Great book and reading for school assignment

  • Laura
    2018-10-01 15:50

    Rating: 3.5 Stars

  • Ryan Finlau
    2018-10-05 15:45

    I think this is a great book

  • Zech
    2018-10-10 08:47

    good story