Kids Series

Waarda series for young readers: Beach Sports Car

Written by Darlene Oxenham and illustrated by Sally Morgan and Tracey Gibbs

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When Annie’s dad promises her a beach sports car she imagines a bright red hotrod with racing car stripes. All her school friends will be so jealous! But it will take a lot of work to turn Dad’s battered old bomb into the car of Annie’s dreams. Then again, hard work can sometimes make the rewards seem so much sweeter.

An illustrated first chapter book about using your imagination to make everything old, new again.

About the Waarda series
Waarda, Nyungar for talking and sharing stories and information, is an exciting children’s series by Indigenous authors. Initiated by renowned Aboriginal artist and writer Sally Morgan, the series was designed to support the literacy needs of Indigenous children in primary school, by making available to them stories written by Indigenous authors. At the same time, it introduces non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Aboriginal storytelling. Above all, it is a collection of fun, interesting and diverse first chapter books for new readers.

Watch the booktrailer created by Rosalie Primary School here

Properties
ISBN 9781921696060 (Paperback)
Formats A Format (110 x 180mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Indigenous Writing
Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 48
Publication Year 2010
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Gibbs tracey

    Tracey Gibbs

    Tracey Gibbs is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has a BA in Graphic Design and worked as a book designer for Fremantle Press for two and a half years. She runs her own graphic design business and continues to work as a freelance Art Director for major Fremantle Press projects. Read more

  • Morgan sally

    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Read more

  • Darlene oxenham

    Darlene Oxenham

    Darlene Oxenham is a Malgana woman from Shark Bay on the coast of Western Australia. Her story Beach Sports Car was inspired by her time growing up in Useless Loop. Darlene has worked in Higher Education for over twenty years and has been a Professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia. Read more