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Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories

Written by Helen Milroy


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From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships. Told in the style of traditional teaching stories, these animal tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfilment.

Praise for the book

'This charming book serves to both entertain and educate, and will provide a wonderful platform for discussion, art and imaginative play.' writingWA

'This delightful collection of eight stories shows animals as protagonists and heroes, and elements of nature (rocks, trees, moons) as possessing personalities and feelings ... these simple and direct stories demonstrate huge amounts of emotional intelligence.' Readings

'Each of the eight stories gives new life to a tale of the environment, helping readers see how each can apply not only to the animals but also the people who inhabit this country.' ReadPlus


ISBN 9781925815818 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Indigenous Writing
Children's ebooks
Fiction for Younger Readers
New Releases
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2019
Pages 96
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    Helen Milroy

    Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth. Helen has always had a passionate interest in health and wellbeing, especially for children. Helen studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and specialised in child and adolescent psychiatry. Helen is currently a Professor at the University of Western Australia, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. Helen was recently appointed as the Australian Football League’s first Indigenous Commissioner. Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories is her first book for children. Read more