Children win a copy of Al Mabin's book titled The Driver

GREAT READING: Siblings Alex Harris, 14, and Grace, 12, with their copy of The Driver by Al Mabin.

GREAT READING: Siblings Alex Harris, 14, and Grace, 12, with their copy of The Driver by Al Mabin.

TWO Riverina children have won a copy of Al Mabin's book titled The Driver in The Rural's online competition.

Al Mabin's books are becoming commonplace in schools after a donation of the rural-themed books was instigated by John Nicoletti of Western Australia.

More than 40 schools in southern NSW and the Riverina have received the books in The Grower series.

Al Mabin is known for her rural photography and her books are themed with titles such as The Grower, The Driver and The Drover.

Rural characters and landholders from this region can be found in Al Mabin's books.

In The Drover, images of Robert Dodwell feature and there is also the popular cattle drive led by Bill Little which passed through much of the Riverina.

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