Stories from the Billabong / retold by James Marshall ; illustrated by Francis Firebrace.
Contributor(s): Jones, Francis Firebrace.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2008Description: 61 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781845077044 (hbk.); 1845077040 (hbk.).Subject(s): Tales -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- Australia -- Juvenile literature | Animals -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Yorta Yorta (Australian people) -- Folklore | Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature | Legends -- Australia -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: C398.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From the author of Walkabout come ten of Australia's ancient aboriginal legends, authentically and elegantly retold. Here you can discover how Great Mother Snake created and peopled the world with plants and creatures, what makes Frogs croak, why Kangaroo has a pouch, and just what it is that makes Platypus so special. The illustrations are by the aboriginal artist and storyteller Francis Firebrace, whose distinctive, colourful work is known throughout Australia and beyond.
The rainbow serpent and the story of creation -- How the kangaroo got her pouch -- Why frogs can only croak -- Why Brolgas dance -- Why the platypus is such a speical creature -- The mountain rose -- The two moths and the flowers of the mountain -- How the crocodile got its scales -- The lizard-man and the creation of Uluru -- The butterflies and the mystery of death -- About Aboriginal Australians -- Glossary -- Aboriginal symbols and their meanings.
A collection of ancient Aboriginal legends of the Yarta-Yorta people retold. Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate.
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