Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories

by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Bronwyn Bancroft

An original and unusual collection that begins with a series of stories that are... read more

An original and unusual collection that begins with a series of stories that are humorous, revealing and unflinchingly honest reminescences about Oodgeroo's childhood with her Aboriginal family on Stradbroke Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. In Part II, Oodgeroo retells a number of Aboriginal legends and in doing so places her own story firmly in their midst. Bancroft draws upon her Aboriginal heritage in her full-page black-and-white and color paintings and detail artwork that beautifully capture both the natural and emotional landscape of the stories. (Ages 11-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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