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The Sugarbag

An adventure story of two young brothers, Jimmy and Max, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. On the way, they encounter a tiny native bee and hope it will lead them to some delicious sugarbag. ‘Sugarbag is a favourite treat for Aboriginal people. We call it ngarruu. When Grandfather was a little boy, he went hunting for ngarruu with his father,’ Jimmy explained proudly. Sugarbag is the European word for the honey produced by the stingless bee.The boys go racing through the bush in pursuit of the bee hoping it will lead them to its hive.

$14.95
Nola Turner-Jensen

NOLA is the author of two of Magabala’s Deadly Reads for Deadly Readers series: I Have and A beach for us to play, and the children’s book The Sugarbag.

Nola is an Aboriginal woman from Wiradjuri country in NSW. She is...

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Dub Leffler
Descendent from the Bigambul people of South-West Queensland, Dub Leffler is one of Australia’s most sought-after illustrators of children’s literature. As well as an illustrator, Dub is the author of two children’s books and is currently illustrating his 25th title....

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