Bakir and Bi

Jillian Boyd
Illustrated by Tori-Jay Mordey

WINNER – 2012 black&write! kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship

Bakir and Bi is based on a Torres Strait Islander creation story with illustrations by 18-year-old Tori-Jay Mordey. Bakir (rock) and Mar (storm bird) live on a remote island called Egur with their two young children. While fishing on the beach Bakir comes across a very special pelican (Bakir's totem is a pelican) named Bi. A famine occurs, and life on the island is no longer harmonious. One day Bakir and Bi disappear and Mar and the children are forced to make the journey to another island by canoe ... and so begins the adventure.

  • Author: Jillian Boyd
  • Illustrator: Tori-Jay Mordey
  • Published: Apr 2013
  • Size: 180 x 128 mm
  • Pages: 64
  • ISBN: 9781921248863
  • Ages: Young Adult
  • Format: Hard Cover


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