I Can Jump Puddles (Popular Penguin)
I Can Jump Puddlesis Alan Marshall's story of his childhood - a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays, climbs, fights, swims, rides and laughs.
His world was the Australian countryside early last century: rough-riders, bushmen, farmers and tellers of tall stories - a world held precious by the young Alan.
Alan Marshall has recounted the story of his life and travels in a three-part autobiography. I Can Jump Puddles, the first book of the trilogy, is the story of his childhood. This is the Grass is the second book of his autobiography; the third is In Mine Own Heart.