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Young Dark Emu

SHORTLISTED – 2020 ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12)

SHORTLISTED - 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Eve Pownall Award

SHORTLISTED – 2020 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED –  2020 Indie Book Awards: Children's

WINNER –  2020 Australian Booksellers Association Kids' Reading Guide Children's Book of the Year



Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived – a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu - A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.

$24.99

Praise for Young Dark Emu

"This elegant, accessible and beguilingly informative book should be required reading."

Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser

 

"Stunningly presented in striking shades of ochre, orange, black and white, this seminal book invites young readers to contemplate a different picture of Aboriginal culture and the concept of terra nullius."

Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, The Canberra Times

Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2019), New South Wales Premier’s Book of...

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