Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
Another simple, universal story from Sally Morgan – this time a beautifully illustrated celebration of the life of the river. The River takes the reader on a journey of what their eyes can see and their ears can hear. See green ants crawling, hear frogs croaking, a goanna running, a fish splashing… Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a unique, distinctive children’s picture book with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic and his traditional motifs to bring each page to vivid life.
...a great edition to early cultural studies programs... The River teaches us how the wonder of the natural world surrounds us.
...ideal for young children and beginning readers. It is interactive and engages their senses.
Lilting lesson on river life...This will be top of the bedtime reading pile.
CO-WINNER, 2022 Environment Awards for Children's Literature
NOTABLES, 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood
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Sally Morgan is one of Australia’s best-known artists and writers. She belongs to the Palyku people from the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her widely-acclaimed first book, My Place, has sold over half a million copies and is one of Australia’s most celebrated works. She has published several books including biographies and children’s stories.
Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, we celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.