Bush Secrets (Waarda Series for Young Readers) (Paperback)

Bush Secrets (Waarda Series for Young Readers) By Tjalaminu Mia, Jessica Lister Cover Image

Bush Secrets (Waarda Series for Young Readers) (Paperback)


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Debbie has two special secrets, and she doesn't want to share them with her brother Billy; however, when her grandfather, Dada Keen, comes to visit, Sally knows she can trust him. Debbie shows the treasure she found, the speckled eggs in the "Gorgemas Tree," and Dada Keen shows Debbie a special place in the bush. The interaction between Debbie and her grandfather strengthen the ideas of keeping secrets in order to preserve and protect the plants and animals that exist in our environment and sharing secrets with those who will respect and preserve our treasures. It is a beautiful tale of family and passing on the knowledge needed to help protect our environment.

Tjalaminu Mia is a research fellow in oral history and the arts in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Jessica Lister is Tjalaminu Mia’s granddaughter.

Product Details ISBN: 9781921361593
ISBN-10: 192136159X
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Waarda Series for Young Readers

"Six-year-olds and upwards will appreciate the relationships with family and the environment depicted."  —The Canberra Times

"The gentle imagery and carefully created characters make this book endearing to all . . . The story delicately unpacks [its] themes."  —BrightHub.com

"This is a story about sharing secrets with those we know will respect and preserve our treasures . . . if this story is anything to go by, the series looks well placed to present an appealing new range of titles."  —Australian Bookseller + Publisher