From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships. Told in the style of traditional teaching stories, these animal tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfilment. Suitable for children aged 7-9
'This delightful collection of eight stories shows animals as protagonists and heroes, and elements of nature (rocks, trees, moons) as possessing personalities and feelings ... these simple and direct stories demonstrate huge amounts of emotional intelligence.' Readings
'Each of the eight stories gives new life to a tale of the environment, helping readers see how each can apply not only to the animals but also the people who inhabit this country.' ReadPlus
'The themes of the book are universal for kids anywhere, encouraging them to feel proud of their imagination, energy, optimism, emotional intelligence and family connections.' Fremantle Herald
'Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories is a book of eight stories about love, friendship and nature. Reading them feels like a warm hug on a cold day ... These stories can be used to show children how their differences help to make the world a safer and more joyous place to live.' Magpies
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She was born and educated in Perth and has a passionate interest in health and wellbeing, especially for children. She is currently a professor at UWA, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission.