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Stories from the billabong

Author: James Vance Marshall; Francis Firebrace Jones
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Folklore Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Vance Marshall; Francis Firebrace Jones
ISBN: 9781845077044 1845077040
OCLC Number: 222161815
Description: 61 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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.
Responsibility: retold by James Vance Marshall ; illustrated by Francis Firebrace.

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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.

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Oral Aboriginal Tales

by elfgreen (WorldCat user published 2009-11-09) Very Good Permalink

This collection of stories comes from the Aboriginal people of Australia where they tell the stories around campfires and waterholes....
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