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  • Author:
    ALAN with illustrations by FORBES ALISON MARSHALL
  • ISBN:
    0855503203
  • ISBN13:
    978-0855503208
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  • Publisher:
    Lloyd O'Neil (1972)
  • Subcategory:
    Social Sciences
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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.

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. Paperback, 264 pages. Published July 31st 2004 by Peguin Books AU (first published 1955).

I can say confidently, Mrs Marshall, that your son has not got the measles. But Poliomyelitis was a disease of which he knew very little

I can jump puddles, . I Can Jump Puddles, . I can say confidently, Mrs Marshall, that your son has not got the measles. But Poliomyelitis was a disease of which he knew very little. He had called in two other doctors for consultation when I first became ill, and it was one of these who announced that I had Infantile Paralysis. Mother was impressed by this doctor, who seemed to know so much, and turned to him for further information, but all he would say was, ‘If he were a son of mine I would be very, very worried.

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I Can Jump Puddles is Alan Marshall’s story of his childhood-a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays .

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. Alan Marshall is a New Zealand–born scholar and award-winning teacher, whose expertise combines the history of science and technology, eco-design, and the environment. He is the author of dozens of academic papers as well as both nonfiction and fiction books about the environment.

Autobiographical book I know how to jump through puddles printed in 1955, when Alan Marshall was already an. .I know how to jump through puddles" describes not jumping over puddles, but much more serious achievements first of a child, and then a teenager.

Autobiographical book I know how to jump through puddles printed in 1955, when Alan Marshall was already an experienced and recognized writer in his homeland. In 53 years he returned to the bright world of childhood. At the beginning of the XX century in Australia there were no specialchildren's hospitals.

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Book designer Alison Forbes at work in the early 1950s. It's been quite a journey for a designer who started out freelancing in her spare time while she was employed as an illustrator for The Melbourne Herald, "doing happy housewives taking casseroles out of ovens". She worked directly with Marshall, drawing sketches from his family photos. Most of his archives were destroyed in a fire, but she still has her copy of his manuscript.

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

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. Description taken from 9780143003045.

Stephen Pridgeon, Willy Lovell, Don Barker. 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.


EROROHALO
I loved this book because the writer is so honest. He contracts polio as a child, but never really grasps that he won't be able to walk again. He simply goes about finding new ways of getting around. He's courageous with not a shred of self-pity. And his descriptions of life on a sheep station in Australia give a really good sense of the time. Recommended for readers who like memoir, travel writing (because it's set in Australia) and stories of quiet heroism.
Bloodfire
This was first read to us by our 6th grade teacher in Australia. It had such a lasting impression on me that although I am now 73 I have wanted to find the book ever since. Wonderful book!!!
Xanna
no matter what. if you have a disability, nothing can stop you if you try. this is what this book proves. I've just recently started reading this CD on the way home from the library this afternoon and it is like a drug addiction. you can't help but listen to the whole book through and find out what is happening with the little kid in school, who was crippled. my favourite sceen is when he fights with another school boy, gets the cane and his father tells him he has the heart of a bollick. this book brings me loads of currage.

Update Jan 12, 2016

I just continued this book today and Allen goes to stay with a neighbour and goes camping with him. also in this book, he goes fishing with his friends and "Joe Mackentire's" trousers get burnt in the camp fire. my Mum told me this book was kind of sad. I need to continue listening to it to find out what happens in the end. I only have four more chapters left.

Update

I have just completed reading this book. Allen is determined to ride a horse. he tries to prove to his old man he can ride. his old man tries to tell him he can't because of his leg. he rides, but tears his leg. he becomes an accountant and gets a scollarship and then has to move to Melborne. this book was easy to understand, wel written and is really inspiring for anyone with disabilities with confedence issues. if I was to work with special needs kids as a teacher, I would make them read this book and study up on it, then ask questions about what happened and then to put themselves in Allen's shoes. Allen is the author.
Burking
A poor horse-breaker's son in turn-of-the-centuryAustralia contracts polio. There is no prevention and nocure. His legs and back are affected forever. Just aboutanyone in this situation is likely to become resigned toa cripple's life of excruciating boredom and self-mockery.Except... This is Alan, a boy with the indomitablespirit, an extraordinary family, and superb friends. Hebeats the odds, learns to do everything a healthy boy shouldbe doing (simple - he thinks he IS a healthy boy!), andgrows up to be an accomplished professional.The story is often heart-breaking, and I do notrecommend it to the lily-livered. But those who have known pain anddesperation borne of physical handicaps will weep with joyat seeing Alan triumph. I know I did when, as a c
Golkree
Anyone can relate to Alan's story because it's not so much about a boy with polio as it is a story about a boy getting through childhood as we have all had to do. Annoying sisters, demanding parents, schoolyard brawls and spending as much time with your friends as possible. The Australian vernacular may be a little difficult with someone not familiar with the language but doesn't detract from the enjoyment of reading about one boys' adventures growing up in the turn-of-the-century Australian bush. It's heartwarming and inspirational but not overly syrupy or preachy. It's just the facts as he remembers them. A definite recommendation especially for young readers.
Zavevidi
I can jump puddles is the autobiographical account of the author as a boy, more particularly after he gets sick and has to deal with his handicaps, and the punishing regime and treatments he has to go through and face every day.

He also has to learn to relate and get along with his able-bodied peers, and earn their respect.
Gavidor
That's a great book! My children and I love it. Would recommend it to read everybody, especially to whom who has children.
I read this book a long time ago. We are talking decades. And the memory of this AUTOBIOGRAPHICAl story still make me smile and give me a the joy of life again and again.
This book will renew in you -- an ability to keep hope, an ability to see best in the worst circumstances, an ability to see light in the moments of dark and despair.... It will help you to remember how to keep smiling through tears...
Thank you Alan Marshall!!! When I get kids, I'll make sure this is a book on the "to read" list :)