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Crow and the Waterhole

Written by Ambelin Kwaymullina


There was once a crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning, she stared into the water, and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen.

Crow and the Waterhole is an inspiring and uplifting picture book for younger readers.

‘This is a glorious book, not only for its gentle, clear message but the way it’s delivered …’ Courier Mail

‘… it glows with colour.’ Reading Time

‘… a visual treat and a story with a timeless message.’ Magpies

‘A fable-like story on bright earthy coloured pages, it sends a positive message of the value of self-esteem to all ages.’Good Reading Magazine


Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2008)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award (Shortlisted 2008)
Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Shortlisted 2008)

ISBN 9781921696824 (Paperback)
Formats Picture Book (210 x 210mm) (Paperback)
Categories Affordable paperbacks
Indigenous Writing
Children's Picture Books
Pages 36
Publication Year 2011
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Ambelin Kwaymullina

    Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the author and illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books as well as a YA dystopian series. Her books have been published in the United States, South Korea and China. Ambelin is a prolific commentator on diversity in children’s literature and a law academic at the University of Western Australia. Read more