Stories from the Billabong
Author: James Vance Marshall
For Juniors/KS2
Price 9.99 paperback
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Stories from the Billabong Ten myths and legends of the Aboriginal people of Australia are retold in a style which respects their place in an oral storytelling tradition. They conjure up Australia's unique spirit of place, its flora, fauna, and ancient cultures, with creation tales of great serpents, explanations of how kangeroos came to have a pouch, why frogs croak, why crocodiles have scales and other mysteries of the natural world. With stunning artwork by the Aboriginal artist Francis Firebrace, a glossary and index of symbols and their meanings, this is a handsome and fascinating collection.