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Clever Crow

FINALIST – 2019 International Book Awards (Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category)

SHORTLISTED – 2019 Speech Pathology Australia's  Book of the Year (Five to Eight Years Category)

Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow. Crow searches in the bush for food but he can find none. It is only when he comes across people preparing for a ceremony that his luck changes. Crow spots a big turtle egg waiting to be cooked, and he cries out, ‘Yummy, food for me!’ But it is not an easy task stealing a turtle egg – even for a clever crow. Crow has to be more clever than he has ever been before! Children will love Bronwyn Bancrofts’s distinctive illustrations, and how the Djambarrpuynu language translation – Yolnu language from North East Arnhem Land – is woven into the design.


Praise for Clever Crow

“With its marvellous balance of English and Djambarrpuyŋu, regardless of who your mob is, this book is a must-read."

Madelaine Dickie
National Indigenous Times


"There are so many reasons to love Clever Crow – a lively tale about a hungry crow who outwits others around him by stealing a turtle egg … twice!"

Marjorie Lewis-Jones
South Sydney Herald

Nina Lawrence

Nina Lawrence is a descendant of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji mob and was born on Yidinji Country in Far North Queensland. Nina is interested in the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Australian languages, and is passionate about access to bilingual...

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Bronwyn Bancroft

Bronwyn Bancroft is a Djanbun clan member of the Bundjalung Nation. She illustrated her first book in 1992 and has worked on nearly 40 children’s books. She was the Australian finalist for the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Excellence in...

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