Girls' Pick

Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall and Francis Firebrace. 
This week we've landed in Australia so we're reading Aboriginal folktales retold from the Yorta-Yorta tribe, one of many Aboriginal tribes in Australia.
All of the illustrations are by Francis Firebrace who is an Aboriginal artist and storyteller.
This book is a wonderful collection of folktales, there are ten stories including stories about creation, why frogs croak, and how the crocodile got its scales.
There is a glossary at the back of the book with the definitions of common Australian words, a page about Aboriginal Australians, and pictures of Aboriginal symbols and what they mean.

This book is a wonderful way to introduce the Aboriginal culture to children. The pictures are vibrant and authentic, and the stories are simply written and easy to understand. We've thoroughly been enjoying reading all about Australia!

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