Author(s): Hilary Bell
Age range 6-9 years This whimsical, witty history of Sydney will entertain and inform children like nothing else they've seen! Through a series of (unexpected) 'firsts', Hilary Bell and Matthew Martin trace the events, people and places that have shaped their city, however unintentionally. Where else will you find Sydney's first traffic light sharing pages with its first tightrope walk across Middle Harbour? (And just so you know, it was performed by the marvellous funambulist Henri L'Estrange in 1877.)
Hilary Bell is the author of Alphabetical Sydney and ,em>Numerical Street. She is an award-winning playwright, and her plays have been performed, published and translated around the world. Matthew Martin is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the New York Times, The Times in London and the Sydney Morning Herald.