Maree McCarthy Yoelu and Samantha Fry’s Brother Moon is a powerful story of suspense lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson.
Children will love the mystery of the story and how the moon is revealed showing how the wisdom of our Elders can shape young people’s lives and includes Indigenous knowledge of the night sky.
Well-suited to the curriculum Maree McCarthy Yoelu is a Wadjigany woman, from the western Wagait region in the NT. She grew up in Daly River and now lives in Darwin where she works in radio. Liman is Maree’s grandfather. She writes to keep his stories and the Batjamalh language alive. Liman (Harry Morgan) was a respected Wadjigany man — a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.
Recommended for ages three - six years.
Hardcover, 32 pages.