John Monash “is a lively presentation, easy to read and a nice accessible tribute to a great Australian." 

- John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia.


“Allan Drummond writes history with a light touch ... aided by Lumsden’s witty cartoons.”  

Magpies Magazine


 “Allan Drummond’s stories are full of interesting facts. They teach me a lot about Australia. I know that other people my age would like them as much as I do.” 

- Tahlia Beames, age 10


Green Barrow books ... “are intended as a stimulating introduction to famous lives and their periods. And they are!”  

Kooringa, Journal of the History Teachers’ Association of South Australia (HTASA).


“We cannot recommend your series of books highly enough. They are accessible to students with varying capabilities in reading.

- Grade 6 Teachers, Malvern Central School


Henry Parkes “covers Parkes’ experiences and journey to becoming the Father of Federation in an amusing way. There are plenty of illustrations to engage students.”

- History Teachers' Association of Western Australia (HTAWA) Bulletin


“It takes special skill to translate a great man’s story into something that will appeal to young people as well as to inspire them towards responsible adulthood. This fast paced, illustrated history of John Monash, distinguished soldier and energetic public servant, shows the way. In the hands of author, Allan Drummond, and illustrator, Glenn Lumsden, the great Australian leader becomes the hero of a real life adventure story. It’s a fun and informative read, and I’m looking forward to further books in the Aussie Notables series.”

- Ron Barassi, Football Legend, AFL Hall of Fame