Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He delivered the mail to outback stations and towns all along the Birdsville Track. It was a tough job, but Tom was even tougher, making sure that the mail got through no matter what.Based on her bestselling book, MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history.
Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback. The Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Category.