A MAN CALLED POSSUM

By: Jones, Max and Harris, David

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(xv), + 147pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (various sources), facsimiles and a 'Sightings of Possum' map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a soft upper foredge corner crease, else undamaged. Textblock very mildly tanned, else unmarked. First published privately by Max Jones (no relation to "Possum") in 1984, this Puffin edition is for the juvenile reader to learn the story of a nomadic loner (David James Jones, 1901-1982) who wandered the banks of Australia's Murray River in South Australia and New South Wales for five decades, living off the land and river. Max Jones, a South Australian Detective Sergeant, befriended "Possum" and came to know him better than most . . . Contents include: Prelims., How This Book Began. 12 chapters. Epilogue. Author Bio's. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.

Title: A MAN CALLED POSSUM

Author Name: Jones, Max and Harris, David

Categories: Juvenile Non-Fiction, Young Adults, Australian Biography,

Edition: First Thus, 4th Impression

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Puffin Books: 1998

ISBN Number: 0140382682

ISBN Number 13: 9780140382686

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"

Seller ID: 013407

Keywords: Australia, Biography, Tramps (Murray River Region), "Possum"- David James Jones (1901-1982), Max Jones (1919- ), David Harris