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Author Marshall, James Vance, 1924-
Title Stories from the billabong / retold by James Vance Marshall and illustrated by Francis Firebrace.
Pub Info London, England : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, c2009.
book jacket
Descript 61 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Audience 760L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 5.0 1 1 131103
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 -- About Aborigtinal Australians -- Glossary -- Aboriginal Symbols and their meanings.
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.
Subject Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature.
Legends -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian.
Folklore -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Add Author Jones, Francis Firebrace, illustrator.
ISBN 9781845077044 (cased)
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