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    DescriptionThis is the compelling true story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River over 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wamba descendants. It is a story of awakening, atonement, forgiveness and friendship. 'It is as if a whole window into Indigenous culture has blown open, not just the window, but every door in the house,' says John Danalis. Part history, part detective story, part cultural discovery and emotional journey, this is a book for young and old, showing the transformative and healing power of true reconciliation.


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    Title
    Riding the Black Cockatoo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Danalis, Foreword by Boori Monty Pryor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781741753776
    ISBN 10: 1741753775
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: YNM
    BIC E4L: NF13+
    BIC subject category V2: YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    Ingram Subject Code: YT
    Libri: I-YT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
    DC22: 994.01
    BISAC V2.8: JNF053140
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF038030
    DC22: 305.8815
    LC classification: GN666 .D36 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: YNH, YNM
    Illustrations note
    b&W illus
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin Children's Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    John Danalis is a writer, illustrator and designer. He is the author and illustrator of three children's titles, Dog 37 being the most recent. Bath Monster and Uncle Lou's Tattoos are his earlier works. He has illustrated numerous other titles including Licking Lizards, Girl in the Cave and Loku and the Shark Attack. He has also illustrated textbooks. John began his art practice as a graphic designer and now runs a studio called Peripheral Vision with his partner, acclaimed illustrator Stella Danalis. In the last 15 years the studio has won over 100 design and illustration awards. Today, John and Stella specialise in book cover design and their own creative projects.
    Review quote
    Danalis's quietly thoughtful but spellbinding account, which I read compulsively in less than 24 hours, is full of these neat, unexpected twists... Most books are full of echoes of other books, but the deliciously fresh Riding the Black Cockatoo is not remotely like anything else I have ever read. Even the imagery sparkles... Despite its newness, Riding the Black Cockatoo is a GCSE English set text with effect from this autumn, having been chosen, very unusually, before it was even published in the UK. I suspect a lot of teachers and teenagers will be blown away by it. Independent on Sunday