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All the Proud Tribesmen

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Country  Australia
Genre  Children's fiction
Media type  Print
Originally published  1959
Publisher  Macmillan Publishers
Language  English
Publication date  1959
Pages  159pp
Author  Kylie Tennant
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Works by Kylie Tennant  The man on the headland, Ride on Stranger, Foveaux, The Battlers

All the Proud Tribesmen (1959) is a children's novel by Australian author Kylie Tennant, illustrated by Clem Seale. The book won the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1960.


Book summary

The book tells the story of a 12-year-old boy from an imaginary island in the Torres Strait and of a volcanic disaster that drives the local fishing and pear-diving population to migrate to a neighbouring island.

Critical reception

E.B. in The Canberra Times was brief: "Written for children Miss Tennant's new work of fiction is an intelligent story of the missionary stage of the changing pattern of social living for the island people of our near north."

As was the reviewer in Kirkus Reviews: "Kylie Tennant tells a good story and enriches it with a vivid picture of the islands and the men who inhabit them."


All the Proud Tribesmen Wikipedia

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