Kids Series

Waarda series for young readers: Lucky Thamu

Written by Jaylon Tucker and Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and illustrated by Sally Morgan and Tracey Gibbs

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It’s the school holidays and Eli is off to visit his Thamu. They’re going camping and prospecting too. Eli loves listening to Thamu’s stories and learning about country. Thamu knows lots about everything. But does he know where to find gold, and will Eli strike it lucky?

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.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
'Strong storylines and unique cultural insights make these books successful additions to the Waarda series.' Junior Books+Publishing

Properties
ISBN 9781925161304 (Paperback)
Formats A Format (110 x 180mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 48
Publication Year 2014
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

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    Cheryl Kickett-Tucker

    Cheryl Kickett-Tucker belongs to three areas of the Noongar people – Wadjuk (Swan River), Balladong (Wheatbelt) and Yued (Moora). Lucky Thamu was inspired by her family’s experiences in the bush over the past twenty years. Read more

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    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

  • Jaylon tucker

    Jaylon Tucker

    Jaylon Tucker identifies as a Wongi-Noongar. He was born on Wadjuk Noongar country and via his father he belongs to the Ngullundharra and Walyan Aboriginal people of the north-east WA goldfields. His story, Lucky Thamu, is based on his time exploring the bush with his real-life Thamu. Read more