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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

'Told in the style of origin myths, with a strong traditional Indigenous influence ... this is a story that can help children to find their hidden strengths ⁠— and to feel proud of them.' Mums at the Table

'The themes of the book are universal for kids anywhere, encouraging them to feel proud of their imagination, energy, optimism, emotional intelligence and family connections.' Fremantle Herald

Properties
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

    Dr Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth. Australia’s first Indigenous doctor, Helen studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UWA, Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute and a Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. Helen was recently appointed as the AFL’s first indigenous commissioner. Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories is her first book for children. Read more