Set Of 4 Aboriginal Books  - Family, Shirley Purdie, Respect & Cooee Mittigar

Set Of 4 Aboriginal Books - Family, Shirley Purdie, Respect & Cooee Mittigar

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FAMILY - This book is about the Heart and home Yarning old people Endless sky Family is a thoughtful contemplation for all to learn the different ways that family makes us whole. This beautifully illustrated children's picture book shows everyone that 'family' can be about heart and home; an endless sky; stories and songs. It 'learns' us how to be with each other and with Country. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this remarkably simple story teaches us all, that family can be many things. Age range 3 to 9

*Longlisted for ABDA Awards 2021*  



SHIRLEY PURDIE - This is the first book in the Kimberley Art Centre Series. The series focuses on developing the skills of Kimberley Aboriginal artists in children's picture book storytelling and illustration. Told in English and Gija,(INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE)


*Shortlisted for the 2021 CBCA Award for New Illustrator* *

Shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards: Premier's Prize for Writing for Children*


Age range 0 to 9 - I am Shirley  PurdieThis is my story Ngayin-ga Birrmarriyan-nga Berrembi jarragbe ngaginybe. My mother shows me how to get bushtucker and she shows me how to paint.Now I'm a famous artist. My paintings are all over the world hanging in important places. Happy times. Told in English and Gija, this is the story of Shirley Purdie, famous Gija artist, as told through her paintings, as part of the Ngaalim-Ngalimboorro Ngagenybe exhibition created for the 2018 National Portrait Gallery exhibition So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history. The exhibition will be rehung, in Gallery 1, to coincide with the launch of My Story, along with a series of cultural engagement activities based on My Story.


RESPECT - In Respect,  the aim of which is to welcome children to Aboriginal culture


*Longlisted for ABDA Awards 2021*

*Longlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards: Children's*

Age range 3 to 9

Our Way is old.
Older than the red earth.
Older than flickering stars.
Our way is respect.

A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves. Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture. 

'Dream team Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson, who previously brought us the excellent Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words and phrases, have collaborated with artist Lisa Kennedy to deliver this absolutely exquisite picture book.  In Respect,  the aim of which is to welcome children to Aboriginal culture — Muir and Lawson's sparse text is offset by Kennedy's luminous images, which come alive on the page.' — Hannah Gardiner,


COOEE MITTIGAR  - In this stunning picture book, Darug creators Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson tell a story on Darug Songlines, introducing children and adults-alike to Darug Nura (Country) and language.

*Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2020: Children's Literature

**Shortlisted for the SPN Book of the Year Award 2020**Longlisted for the CBCA 2020 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

**Longlisted for the 2020 ABIA Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year*


Age range 5 to 12 'Warami mittigar. Hello friend. We welcome you to Darug Country.'Cooee Mittigar, meaning Come Here Friend, is an invitation to yana (walk), on Darug Country. Greeted by Mulgo, the black swan, readers are welcomed to Nura. Journeying through the seasons, Mulgo describes the land, skyscape, birds, animals and totems. It is a gentle guide to how Darug people read the seasons, knowing when it is time to hunt and time to rest. It is also an appeal to remember, off ering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the surrounding Sydney region. With Darug language interspersed with English and an extensive glossary throughout, Cooee Mittigar presents an important tool for learning, told as a tender story with exquisite illustrations. It is Jasmine and Leanne's wish that with this book, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here and still strong. Cooee mittigar. Tread softly on our lands.Know that this dreaming was here. Is still here.Will be forever.



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