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Bubbay lives in the outback spending his days protecting a herd of goats from dingoes. He sleeps in his swag under the stars and the only person he visits is Mrs Timms for chicken’s eggs. One night, just before Christmas, Bubbay wishes for something he has never had. His friends, the stars, hear him and with the help of a talking Christmas tree, the magical Gubarlee and five desert animals, Bubbay begins a quest to make his dearest wish come true. A hopeful story full of magic, combined with richly textured illustrations of Australian plants and animals, Bubbay offers a glimpse of how the natural and spiritual worlds can intervene in making ordinary lives better.
"An enchanting Christmas story that intertwines different cultures, with illustrations capturing the intense colours of the Australian outback."
The West Australian
"This is a beautiful tale by author Joe Wowolla Boyle, a Wonghi woman from Western Australia, told in a heartwarming and fable-like way."
Kids' Book Review