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Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folktale From Northern Australia

Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folktale From Northern Australia

  • Title: Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folktale From Northern Australia
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  • ISBN : 9780316543149
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 32 pages


At the time the world is being born, only Crocodile Man has fire, and he jealously guards it One day, while Crocodile Man is distracted, Bird Woman steals his fire and flies off to give heat and light to the whole land Putting firesticks in her tail, she becomes the rainbow bird.


Author Eric Maddern




Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folktale From Northern Australia Reviews (5)

  • Rainbow Bird is a traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime story, a Creation myth from Northern Australia, retold using simple language, as a picture book for younger readers by Eric Maddern and Adrienne Kennaway It tells of how people discovered fire, how Rainbow Bird a brilliantly bright parrot got her vi [..]

  • Young readers will be attracted to the bright colors and lovely illustrations in this book There are a few different perspectives that may be considered in this tale by readers such as that of the crocodile, who honestly felt that he had rightful ownership of fire, or mankind people who had no fire [..]

  • The contrast between the philanthropic rainbow bird and the greedy, selfish crocodile make the story applicable to today s world Children love that the bird starts off grey and becomes rainbow coloured as well as being drawn in by the exciting concept of a fire breathing crocodile For a non violent [..]

  • This Australian folk tale tells the story of how Bird Woman tricked the mean and selfish Crocodile Man into sharing fire with all the animals.Beautiful illustrations but the story itself is kind of tame There is no explanation of the origins of this story. [..]

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