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The Sugarbag - Nola Turner-Jensen

The Sugarbag

By: Nola Turner-Jensen, Dub Leffler (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 June 2012

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An adventure story of two young brothers, Jimmy and Max, who are on their way to visit their grandfather.

On the way, they encounter a tiny native bee and hope it will lead them to some delicious sugarbag. ‘Sugarbag is a favourite treat for Aboriginal people. We call it ngarruu. When Grandfather was a little boy, he went hunting for ngarruu with his father,’ Jimmy explained proudly. Sugarbag is the European word for the honey produced by the stingless bee.The boys go racing through the bush in pursuit of the bee hoping it will lead them to its hiv

About the Author

Nola Turner-Jensen is a Wiradjuri woman from the river country in Central West NSW. Nola is proud of her Aboriginal background as well as the Irish and English heritage from her fathers side.

Nola and her family have settled North of Brisbane in Qld for the last 20 years, where she studied and became an active social worker, working with Indigenous youth.

Nola is married and mother to 5 children and established the first Indigenous focused Children's company in Australia just five years ago, and is still the only company of its type in Queensland. In that time Nola has produced & designed a wide selection of Indigenous focused educational resources and toys.

Today Nola's interests lie within the bush food and associated products industries, developing Indigenous educational resources and is at present working on several new Indigenous adventure stories.

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