Stories from the Billabong

byJames Vance MarshallIllustratorFrancis Firebrace

August 24, 2010|
Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall
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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.

Francis Firebrace is a ''Wirrigan man'', a name given to a wise Aboriginal elder whose songs, including traditional didgeridoo, retell the old stories and speak of freeing the spirit. He is one of Australia''s foremost Aboriginal storytellers who has been ''yarning'' since he can''t remember when and performing at schools, festivals an...
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Title:Stories from the Billabong
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 in
Published:August 24, 2010
Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:5
ISBN - 13:9781847801241

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