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Publisher's Summary

I Can Jump Puddles is Alan Marshall's story of his childhood - a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays, climbs, fights, swims, rides and laughs. His world was the Australian countryside early last century: rough-riders, bushmen, farmers and tellers of tall stories - a world held precious by the young Alan Marshall.

This is a full cast recording that includes performances by Henry Salter; Judy Dick; Chris Pitman; Anna Pitman; Shane Neville; Mark Evangelista; Ben Tuckie; Ben Donahue; Philip Duldig.

©1955 Alan Marshall (P)2002 Audiobook recording produced by Heather Steen. Australian

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  • 04-11-2015

still as good as it was when I read it as a kid

binge listened. loved it. wished there was a sequel.
great to hear about an earlier Australia

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A humble lad

Salt of the Earth people. A wonderful father and mother, great mates and that beautiful mare who Joe and Allan watered. The harsh realities but also incredible joy of the aussie countryside and the larrikans who lived there. The fair go Alan receieved by his contemporaries and the respect and honour he showed to all those around him made him one terrific bloke. This story brought tears to my eyes and my heart swelled. Pain made him stronger as he faced it.

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Good positive story

This is a good, positive story about growing up with Polio. I enjoyed being taken for a ride into his life

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pretty good

I liked it but I struggle to Finnish it. er... I don't know what else cos I have not finished it

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