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The Bat and the Crocodile  : An Aboriginal Story - Pamela Lofts

The Bat and the Crocodile

An Aboriginal Story

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9781865046273
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old

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This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language by Jacko Dolumyu and then in English by Hector Jandany.

The illustrations are adapted from paintings of the story done by the children living at Warmun. Eileen Bray, of the Kija Language Group at Warmun, said, "When we talk about the Dreamtime, we think about the beginning. It was that sacred time when the land, water, trees, animals, sacred sites and people came to be. Our ancestors have passed on the Dreamtime to us through our culture - law, language, song and dance. The Dreamtime is that special thing in the hearts of all Aboriginal people."

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THis book was surprisingly violent, and I did not end up gifting it to my nephew. The other books in this series are fine (e.g. How the Birds Got Their Colours) but this one was particularly violent.

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ISBN: 9781865046273
ISBN-10: 1865046272
Series: Aboriginal Story Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 22.0  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.1

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