roadtogoonong-200The Road to Goonong by David Cox is one I picked up from the library. The image on the cover reminded me a bit of the farm my grandparents owned when I was a child.

The text in this book is longer than many of the picture books I’ve read lately, detailing the story of a family who lived on a farm called Goonong during the depression. The author describes the farm, animals, neighbours and events leading up to the family selling the farm.

One important lesson the author learned was to fall off the horse, and the second was to get back on the horse that threw him. That is also the lesson of this story.

The illustrations are stunning, showing the Australian countryside as well as the different people that lived on the road to Goonong.

Buy this Book: – The Road to Goonong