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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
 
4.3

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Pros

  • Informative (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Older readers (3)

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5.0

Excellent book for kids

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from Newcastle, AU

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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