Radio Rescue! by Jane Jolly
Published by National Library of Australia Publishing
Before the 1930’s in the Australian outback, people would die before they were able to contact a doctor or call for assistance. This is an edifying, historical story of how & why the Australian first pedal radios came into existence. A full explanation & original photos are included at the end of the book.
This story centers on the life of a young family before they receive their pedal radio and how their lives were enhanced afterwards.
Jim is the hero after his father is thrown from a horse when it is frightened by a snake. Up to this point, Jim had not been allowed to use the pedal radio.
With his enthusiasm for learning new things, Jim had been observing his parents when they operated the radio and was able to apply this knowledge to contact the newly formed flying doctor service, hence rescuing his father.
This is a powerfully illustrated and painstakingly researched book from the National Library of Australia. It is a must have in every library, not only in schools, but across our extraordinary nation.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Jane Jolly
Illustrator: Robert Ingpen
Title: Radio Rescue!
Published: November 2016