Kids Series

Waarda series for young readers: Lilli and her Shadow

Written by Laura Dudgeon and Pat Dudgeon and illustrated by Sally Morgan and Tracey Gibbs

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Lilli’s family is moving from the bush to the city and Lilli is sure she’ll be horribly lonely. She’ll miss the mangoes, she’ll miss her cousins, and most of all she’ll miss her Nan. But Nan sends a special friend south with Lilli, a secret Shadow to look after her. And Lilli discovers life in the city isn’t so bad after all.

An illustrated first chapter book showing the interaction between Aboriginal beliefs and the modern world.

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 book trailer created by Rosalie Primary School here

Properties
ISBN 9781921696053 (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
  • Laura dudgeon

    Laura Dudgeon

    Laura Dudgeon was born in Darwin in 1993. She is descended from the Beniol Bardi people from north of Broome. Lilli and her Shadow is based on her own experience of moving to a new place. Read more

  • Pat dudgeon

    Pat Dudgeon

    Pat Dudgeon was born in Darwin in 1959 and is descended from the Beniol Bardi people from north of Broome. Pat came to Perth to study psychology and, after graduation, joined the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University as a lecturer. She later became the head of the centre in 1990. Pat was the Chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association and is a Doctor of Philosophy. Her thesis was completed in 2008 and is called Mothers of Sin: Indigenous Women’s Perceptions of Identity and Sexuality/Gender. She was also an Associate Professor and research fellow at the UWA School of Indigenous Studies, where she researched Aboriginal women and leadership. Read more

  • 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