Why The Emu Can't Fly written by May L. O'Brien Illustrated by Sue Wyatt


Why The Emu Can't Fly written by May L. O'Brien Illustrated by Sue Wyatt

New - 1993 - Paperback - 36 pages - 9 x 9

Includes a pronunciation glossary to the Wongutha words in the story.

There are the stories which were told to children who live in one area. Other groups who lived in different places, have their own language and own stories to tell about how things began. The reason for this, is that the stories came from a time when there was little contact between different groups. Stories were told so that children would come to understand their land, their people and their beginnings. These stories tell of the animals that shared the lang with the people and of how they came into being. Now, the stories which used to be told can be written to help today's children understand and appreciate the Aboriginal past as well as the present. Why the Emu Can't Fly describes how vanity leads to the loss of power and position.

From the Bird and Nature Library of Sally Blanchard

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