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The Two-Hearted Numbat

Written by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina


Numbat has two hearts, one of stone and one of feather. His stone heart makes him strong and powerful while his feather heart makes him soft and gentle. When having more than one heart becomes troublesome, Numbat must choose which one to keep…

‘is so visually vibrant it will immediately appeal … while the gentle, clear message is perfect to be shared and discussed.’ Good Reading Magazine

‘This heart warming story is a joy to behold and is sure to delight readers of all ages.’ Magpies

‘… a book that will brighten the life of any child.’ Canberra Times

‘A valuable philosophical message is clothed in an engaging story and a glossy rainbow of vibrant colour.’ Adelaide Advertiser


Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2009)

ISBN 9781921888007 (Paperback)
Formats Picture Book (210 x 210mm) (Paperback)
Categories Indigenous Writing
Children's Picture Books
Pages 36
Publication Year 2011
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Ambelin Kwaymullina

    Ambelin is from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her mother is acclaimed Indigenous writer and artist, Sally Morgan. Read more

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    Ezekiel Kwaymullina

    Ezekiel Kwaymullina is from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Read more