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Malu Kangaroo : Little Hare Books - Judith Morecroft

Malu Kangaroo

Little Hare Books

By: Judith Morecroft, Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 31st August 2018
ISBN: 9781921272516
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 4+ years old

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"I will show you how to play with the ocean,"
Said Malu-Kangaroo.
He took some wood
And he worked it,
And he shaped it and rubbed it
and smoothed it,
And he floated it upon the water...

This poignant story tells of how people first learned to surf through Malu Kangaroo, a kangaroo spirit, who carves a piece of wood and takes it to some children playing on a beach. He floats it on the water and shows them how to use it. The children learn to balance and guide the board through the waves "riding the high crests" and "flying before the crashing breakers."

About the Author

Judith Morecroft worked for many years as a teacher. Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist whose works are collected and shown internationally. Her previous books include An Australian ABC of Animals and Big Rain Coming.

ISBN: 9781921272516
ISBN-10: 1921272511
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 31st August 2018
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 21.2  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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Bronwyn Bancroft

About the Author


Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist whohas been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 3 decades. Bronwyn has illustrated and/or written 40 children’s books. She has been a Director of her own company, Designer Aboriginals Pty Ltd since 1985. Bronwyn holds positions in the following organisations, Arts Law (Director), Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (Director) and Commonwealth Bank Indigenous Advisory Council. Bronwyn has been a volunteer senior strategist at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative since 2009. Bronwyn has a Diploma of Visual Arts from Canberra School of Art, 2 Masters degrees, one in Studio Practice and the other in Visual Art, University of Sydney. Bronwyn was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy in 2018.

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