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Stories from the Billabong / retold by James Vance Marshall ; illustrated by Francis Firebrace
BOOK | Frances Lincoln Children's Books | 2008.
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61 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary
Ten ancient legends of the Yorta-Yorta people -- one of Australia's Aboriginal tribes, are retold here. You will discover how Great Mother Snake created and peopled the world with plants and creatures, what made Frog croak, why Kangaroo has a pouch, and just what it is that makes Platypus so special.
Contents
The Rainbow Serpent and the story of creation -- How the kangaroo got her pouch -- Why frogs can only croak -- Why brolgas dance -- Why the platypus is such a special creature -- The mountain rose -- The two moths and the flowers of the mountain -- How the crocodile got its scales -- The lizard-man and the creation of Uluru -- The butterflies and the mystery of death.
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Jones, Francis Firebrace, ill.
Title
Billabong
ISBN/ISSN
9781845077044
1845077040
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