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  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780663
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Meet... the Flying Doctors




A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Reverend John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Reverend John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Imagine living hundreds of kilometres from the nearest hospital or doctor. Now imagine someone in your family is sick or injured. How would you get life-saving medical help in a hurry? In the early 20th century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to the outback. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

From Ned Kelly to Nellie Melba; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780663
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

George Ivanoff

George Ivanoff is a Melbourne author who’s written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the interactive You Choose series, the RFDS adventures and the Other Worlds series.

As a child, George loved reading interactive books, where he got to make decisions about the direction of the story. He has had more fun plotting and writing the You Choose books than pretty much anything else. And writing the RFDS adventures has opened his eyes to the amazing work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. With Other Worlds George has ventured into the realms of science fiction and fantasy, two of his favourite genres, in order to tell stories about ordinary kids facing extraordinary circumstances.

George’s books and stories have been shortlisted for numerous awards and he is thrilled that You Choose: The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove won the 2015 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers.

George drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate and watches too much Doctor Who. He has one wife, two children and an uncontrollable imagination.

Ben Wood

Ben Wood has been illustrating children’s books and products for over a decade. He has worked with many Australian publishers and authors, and loves the challenge of interpreting an author’s words into images. Growing up in country Victoria has influenced Ben in his work, as animals and nature are some of his favourite things to draw. When he isn’t in his home studio, Ben visits schools to teach students about illustrating stories.


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