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Mrs White and the Red Desert

SHORTLISTED – 2018 Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year (Indigenous Children category)

When a group of desert children invite their school teacher, Mrs White, home for dinner to show her why their homework is always grubby, no-one expects what is to come! They are happily showing Mrs White their higgledy piggledy garden when suddenly a big red sand storm comes billowing over the hill. Sand and spinifex whips at their legs and flies at their heads. They can hardly see through the storm. They hurry back home, only to discover that everything is now red. Their lovely clean house is covered in red dust. The beds are red. The washing on the line is red. The table is red. Their delicious dinner is red and ruined. And Mrs White’s clean white dress has turned into a dusty red dress. Now Mrs White finally knows why the children’s homework is always so grubby!

$17.99

Praise for Mrs White and the Red Desert

"Maggie Prewett’s illustrations bring energy to Boyle’s words for a higgledy piggledy, billowing, whipping and flying storybook."

Melanie Coram
The West Australian

 

"... a wondrous journey into the outback and the lives of those who dwell there."

Stephanie Owen Reeder
Canberra Times

Josie Wowolla Boyle

Josie Wowolla Boyle is a Wonghi woman who was born in the desert of Western Australia. She is an acclaimed storyteller, singer and artist who has been enchanting children of all ages since the 1980's. Josie performs in primary, secondary...

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Maggie Prewett

Maggie Prewett is a descendent of the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She grew up in Perth, and studied Design and Illustration at Perth Technical College. 

From an early age, art and literature were encouraged, thereby...

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