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    DescriptionMy Girragundji is the story of a boy who is scared of the bad spirit, the Hairyman, who roams his house at night. But, when he is befriended by a green tree frog' girragundji', he realises that his ancestors have sent her to protect him and he can face his fears. This story combines the talents of Boori Pryor, one of Australia's greatest aboriginal story-tellers and author Meme McDonald. It's a tale firmly rooted in aboriginal myth and culture, but one that will appeal to any child who's been afraid of the dark.

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    My Girragundji
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Meme McDonald, By (author) Boori Monty Pryor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 84
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 88 g
    ISBN 13: 9781864488180
    ISBN 10: 1864488182

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC21: 823
    BIC E4L: F7+
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AJ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AJ
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
    20 b&w halftones
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin Children's Books
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Meme McDonald grew up on a sheep and cattle station in southwest Queensland. After leaving school she received an American Field Scholarship to the United States and on returning to Australia studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland and later graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Drama School. She has published books in a variety of genres. Meme began her career directing theatre. She wrote The Way of the Birds, which has been adapted into an award-winning animation of the same title. Currently, Meme is a Board member of the State Library of Victoria's Writers and Readers Advisory Committee; she was one of the Victorian Premier's Reading Ambassadors for 2005 .
    Review quote
    The present tense narrative balances realistic drama with subtle fantasy. Fears and violence are mediated by gaps in the text and poetic understatement, and Aboriginal words are smoothly integrated. The authors achieve the authenticity of their narrative through honesty and humour in this engrossing book that celebrates universal experiences. -- Julia Eccleshare 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up