This is a beautifully illustrated edition of 'Waltzing Matilda' by the much loved Australian Poet, AB Paterson. Through a light lyrical verse, Paterson tells the story of a swagman who steals a sheep or "jumbuck", and his ensuing police chase.
Desmond Digby's painterly style of illustration with rustic colours, and a rugged looking swagman encapsulate the poet's Australian bush perfectly. As widely read today as it was 100 years ago, this is a must for Australian children and children the world over. And, of course, they will also be able to sing as they read. This poem and song is probably the most famous of Australian verse.