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Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia [Paperback]

Eric Maddern , Adrienne Kennaway
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Sep 1996
"I'm boss for Fire," growls rough, tough Crocodile Man, and he keeps the rest of the world cold and dark - until one day clever Bird Woman sees her opportunity and seizes it… This traditional aboriginal fire myth from Northern Australia, simply retold and lit by glowing illustrations, will delight children and parents everywhere.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New Ed edition (1 Sep 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711208980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711208988
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 0.3 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This cover positively zings with vibrant citrus colours, and the illustrations inside the book are even zingier... A dramatic, beautiful book with a satisfyingly right ending. (The Ultimate First Book Guide)

About the Author

Eric Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent 10 years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home, where he holds storytelling events. He lives in Gwnyedd, Wales. Eric's books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Earth Story and Life Story, Fire Children, The King with Horse's Ears, Spirit of the Forest, Rainbow Bird, The King and the Seed and Curious Clownfish.

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Adrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. A great lover of all forms of nature, she won the 1987 Kate Greenaway Medal for Crafty Chameleon. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland. Adrienne's books for Frances Lincoln are This is the Oasis, This is the Reef and This is the Tree, Jungle Song and Arctic Song, Rainbow Bird and Curious Clownfish.


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Long ago in the Time of Dreams when the world was being born, there lived a rough, tough Crocodile Man. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow bird 22 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
Fabulous illustrations-purchased as a follow up to the Myth.
It was for children in the school environment aged 7-8.
They loved the great illustrations and vivid colours
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 3 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
It's a great story if you like to teach your kids about the dreamtime stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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Beautifully illustrated - loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Bird Woman took Fire from the crocodile 16 May 2014
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The story is a simple aboriginal tale enhanced with the beautiful and colourful illustrations. A lovely book to share with young children as an encouragement to enjoying reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story 1 April 2014
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I have used this story with my Year 1 class and they loved it. It generated some beautiful work both in art and literacy.
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