Stories from the Billabong

By Marshall, James M. & Firebrace, Francis

Publishers Summary:
Tens of thousands of years before Tutankhamen was buried in his pyramid, the Yorta-Yorta people — one of Australia's aboriginal tribes — told the stories in this volume beside the campfires and waterholes of the Australian desert. Here readers discover how Great Mother Snake created the world and filled it with plants and creatures, what makes Frog croak, why Kangaroo has a pouch, and just what it is that makes Platypus so special. Aboriginal artist and storyteller Francis Firebrace provides the evocative art that has made him known throughout Australia and beyond.

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ISBN
978-1-84507-704-4
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Children's Books


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Reviewed on May 1, 2009

Gr 2-6 With the help of Aboriginal storytellers who have collected the tales and myths of their people, Marshall has assembled 10 fascinating stories of the Dreamtime. Many explain why some things are the way they are: "How the Kangaroo got her Pouch," "Why Frogs can only Croak," and "How the Crocodile got its S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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