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WINNER, 2020 PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARDS, CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED, 2020 SMALL PRESS NETWORK BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
SHORTLISTED, 2020 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, AWARD FOR NEW ILLUSTRATOR
SHORTLISTED, 2020 SPEECH PATHOLOGY AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EIGHT TO 10 YEARS
NOTABLES, 2020 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS
Greeted by Mulgo, the black swan, readers are welcomed to Nura. Journeying through the seasons, Mulgo describes the land, skyscape, birds, animals and totems. It is a gentle guide to how Darug people read the seasons, knowing when it is time to hunt and time to rest. It is also an appeal to remember, offering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the surrounding Sydney region.
With Darug language interspersed with English and an extensive glossary throughout, Cooee Mittigar presents an important tool for learning, told as a tender story with exquisite illustrations. It is Jasmine and Leanne’s wish that with this book, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here and still strong.
Cooee mittigar. Tread softly on our lands.
Know that this dreaming was here. Is still here.
Will be forever.
"The illustrations are stunning...This book makes for a great bedtime story."
– Caris Duncan, National Indigenous Times
"Family, seasons, songlines, culture and tradition are the themes of this stunning picture book that is bound to become a classic."