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An award winning poetic celebration and exploration of nature, people and imagination in Far North Queensland.
Encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their own nature-based or urban poems.
“Luminous and jubilant, Magic Fish Dreaming explores an imaginative world of rainforest and cassowary, the flicker of geckos and the roll of quolls. Whimsical poems and exquisite images invite readers to venture into vibrant, magical places, rich with stories and legends.
Like the work of Michael Rosen and Shirley Hughes, images and words combine to evoke the textures and spirit of landscapes. Here, though, it is a vibrant Australian world readers discover, one alive with the colour and energy of nature and many cultures.”
Felicity Plunkett, Poet and Poetry Editor for University of Queensland Press
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Paper back, ISBN 9780980731187.
17 poems, 48 pages in total, title index, 2 sections, 210mm X 284mm, extensive educational notes and suggested activities available.
Suitable for reading with children all ages and for readers six and up. A treasured book to grow up with and revisit!
Royal Dragonfly Award Winner, Second in Environment, Children’s Poetry, Picture Book for 6 and Over, Book Trailer and Honorable Mention for Cultural Diversity.
Please note Dreaming in the title is based on a poem in the book where the phrase ‘magic fish dreaming,’ is said and not in the context of Australian Indigenous Dreamtime. The author’s cultural background is second generation migrant of Bush Mekeo (PNG Indigenous) and Australian /English.)
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