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Bindi

Bindi

by Kirli Saunders and Dub Leffler
Hardback
Publication Date: 20/11/2020
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Winner of the Daisy Utemorrah Award

new year new class
new teachers
Mr Milburn
Mrs Szonyi (Zur-Knee)
new shoes and shirts
same old bottles green and gold...

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She's not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell. A new year starts like normal — school, family, hockey, dancing. But this year hasn't gone to plan! There's a big art assignment, a drought, a broken wrist AND the biggest bushfires her town has ever seen!

Bindi is a verse novel for mid-upper primary students. Written 'for those who plant trees', Bindi explores climate, bush fires, and healing. Written from the point of view of 11-year-old, Bindi and her friends on Gundungurra Country.

ISBN:
9781925936667
9781925936667
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-11-2020
Publisher:
Magabala Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
198x145mm
'Multi–award winning author and poet Kirli Saunders turns her talent to junior fiction with this wonderfully engaging verse novel, which won the inaugural WA Premier's Daisy Utemorrah Award...Saunders notes that Bindi is 'in many ways autobiographical' and this is evident in the way she so keenly evokes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in the country. Indeed, Saunders' intensely evocative prose conjured memories of the long summer evenings, dry grass and petrichor of this reviewer's own country childhood. The seamless interweaving of English and Gundungurra words is wonderful and, although there is a glossary at the back, Saunders' skill at melding the two languages ensures that understanding can be gained from context. With gorgeous black and white illustrations by the esteemed Dub Leffler, Bindi is a must-read for ages seven and up.'
— Hannah Gardiner, Books+Publishing
Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler is descended from the Bigambul people of south-west Queensland. He began his visual arts career as an animator and has worked as a muralist and art teacher and collaborated with internationally recognised illustrators such as Colin Thompson, Shaun Tan and Banksy.

He has illustrated twenty-three books for children, including Sorry Day, by Coral Vass, which won the 2019 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, and Black Cockatoo, by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler, which was a 2019 CBCA Honour Book. He is also the author-illustrator of the acclaimed picture book, Once there was a boy. He travels around Australia and the world helping children make illustrations of their own.

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