A Most Peculiar Act, by Marie Munkara casts a sardonic eye at assimilation and the "white Australia" policy, from the perspective of an Aboriginal camp dweller called Sugar. Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris. Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet in a showdown neither side could have expected.
This captivating picture book follows an emu who’s lost his mob. Across richly rendered landscapes he roams, encountering a myriad of Australian animals, from Kangaroos to Cassowarys... But where will he find his lost mob? With simple language and charming illustrations, this book is sure to be enjoyed time and again.
In David Hardy’s beautifully illustrated new picture book we join a young boy, Alfie, on a quest for companionship. When at first his friends leave with their parents, he searches high and low for somebody new to play with. Sad and lonely at the
The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert, a remarkable new book from Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe, with illustrations by Mervyn Street. Available from our website. https://www.magabala.com/books/new-releases/girl-desert.html
This amusing tale takes place on a stormy wet-season night at the Broome lighthouse. Meet Cassius the hermit crab, Jacob the jellyfish, Bruce the bluebone and more sea creatures as they head down the beach and race up the lighthouse staircase to escape
In vivid illustrations Bronwyn Houston takes us on a tour of her backyard. From tiny ants to swooping birds; meet the inhabitants of a flourishing tropical garden! With vivid imagery and simple, bold text, Counting Aussie Animals is bound to become a b