Four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people are collected together here for the first time: Barn Barn Barlala, The Kangaroos Who Wanted to be People, How Crows Became Black, Why the Emu Can’t Fly.
First published as individual titles in 1992, these stories were ground-breaking publications, presenting traditional Indigenous stories in a bi-lingual text. Updated with a vibrant new design, the stories are still as fresh and appealing as ever. The collected work contains a map, explanatory note and a simple pronunciation guide for the Wongutha words used in the text.
These four picture books consolidate May O'Brien's status as the most important Aboriginal storyteller to appear on the children's book scene since the late Dick Roughsey. This 48 page book of teaching ideas for May O'Brien's titles is suitable for use in most middle and upper primary classes.