Kids Series

Waarda series for young readers: Bush Secrets

Written by Jessica Lister and Tjalaminu Mia and illustrated by Sally Morgan and Tracey Gibbs

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$9.95

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Debbie has two special secrets and she definitely doesn’t want to share them with her brother Billy. When her grandfather comes to visit though, Debbie knows she can trust him with her treasures. And Grandpa has another secret, just for her. It’s his special place and Debbie is charged with taking care of it, too.

A beautiful tale of family and passing on the knowledge needed to help protect our environment.

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 an interview with the authors here
Watch the booktrailer created by Rosalie Primary School here

Properties
ISBN 9781921361593 (Paperback)
Formats A Format (110 x 180mm) (Paperback)
Categories Indigenous Writing
Children's ebooks
Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 48
Publication Year 2009
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

  • Jessica lister

    Jessica Lister

    Jessica Lister is one of the Nyungar people from the Katanning area of Western Australia. She was born in 1992 and likes drawing and listening to music. Read more

  • Tjalaminu mia

    Tjalaminu Mia

    Tjalaminu is a Noongar woman with bloodline links to the Minang and Goreng peoples of the South-West of Western Australia. She was a research fellow in Oral History and the Arts in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. 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