The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert

Ages 8-12. Beneath the hot blue sky, Mana is joined by her brothers, sisters and cousins, as well as her many mothers and her favourite dogs. With gentle humour, the stories depict the daily life of hunting and gathering, kinship obligations, the never-ending search for water, and the exploits of the young children. Alongside each story are cultural insights that enhance understanding of the text and the lives of pre-contact Aboriginal Australians.

Teacher's Notes available.

$16.95