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The Rainbow Serpent : Australian Children's Classics - Dick Roughsey

The Rainbow Serpent

Australian Children's Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st January 1992
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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There are innumerable names and stories associated with the Rainbow Serpent, all of which communicate the significance of this being within Aboriginal traditions. Dreamtime stories tell how the Rainbow Serpent came from beneath the ground and created huge ridges, mountains and gorges as it pushed upward. The name also reflects the snake-like meandering of water across a landscape and the color spectrum sometimes caused by sunlight hitting the water. Paintings of the Rainbow Serpent first appeared in Arnhem Land rock art more than 6000 years ago, and perhaps as early as 8000 years before the present, as the seas rose after the last Ice Age. Today the Rainbow Serpent is associated with ceremonies about fertility and abundance, as well as the organisation of the community and the keeping of peace.

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The Rainbow Serpent
 
3.5

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (3)
  • Older readers (3)

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1.0

Great book poor service from Booktopia

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from Sydney

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about The Rainbow Serpent:

    Postage took weeks and i missed sending the book as a present to Europe for Christmas cost me another $50

     
    5.0

    Excellent book for kids

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    from Newcastle, AU

    About Me Casual Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Can't Fault It

    Best Uses

    • A Book For All Ages
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Special Needs
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Rainbow Serpent:

    Because my little great-niece has it at her pre-school and loves it, I decided to buy it for her own little collection that I am making for her. Even though it was delivered later than expected it was worth the wait for the smile on her face when she received it. Thank you.

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    4.0

    This book holds Power.

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    from Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Rainbow Serpent:

      I had tears in my eyes when listening on YouTube, to this book being narrated by an aboriginal man (author?) with didgeridoo playing in background.In buying the book for my friend's young son,it still holds that living Power through Dick Roughsey's words and illustrations.

      However I'm concerned there are spelling and punctuation mistakes in the text even after it's long publishing history since 1975.

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      4.0

      For older children

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      from Brisbane

      About Me Bookworm

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      Pros

      • Informative
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Not What I Expected
      • Very Wordy

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers

      Comments about The Rainbow Serpent:

      This is the traditional story about the rainbow serpent with terrific illustrations. It is a lot more wordy than I expected, so would be better for older readers.

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      ISBN: 9780207174339
      ISBN-10: 0207174334
      Series: Australian Children's Classics
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
      For Grades: K - 3
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 1st January 1992
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 23.9  x 0.5
      Weight (kg): 0.16
      Edition Type: New edition