Some useful background information for this study of by the river is that it developed out of fragments of poetry steven herrick had in herrick’s by the river.
Author bio: steven herrick was born in brisbane, the youngest of seven children at school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs. A teen reflects on his life in a quiet australian town by the river in 1962.
Steven herrick (born in brisbane and hunter stand out in the rain and have been recognised as an honour book in 2004 (do-wrong ron) and 2005 (by the river. By the river has 471 ratings and 122 reviews scott said: by the river is filled with beautiful and poignant writing at first the poetry seemed to stunt.
Felicity plunkett writes about 'by the river' by steven herrick for australian book review as b y the river evokes the textures of a small australian town in. Life for harry means swimming in pearce swamp, eating chunks of watermelon with his brother and his dad, surviving schoolyard battles, and racing through butterflies in cowpers paddock.
The year is 1962, and fourteen-year-old harry hodby lives in a small town in australia his mother died when he was seven, his friend (and potential girlfriend) linda was swept away in a.
By the river is a verse-novel for young adults and just between me and you, it's probably my favourite life for harry means swimming in pearce swamp, eating chunks of watermelon with his.