Walking in Gagudju Country: Exploring the Monsoon Forest
Diane Lucas & Ben Tyler (Illust: Emma Long)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760525958
Awards Year: 2022
Category: Eve Pownall Award


When we go walking, we never know how long we will be, what we will hear and what we will see.

We pack our bags with food and water, a billy and some matches to light a fire.

We head off into the shady monsoon forest on the edge of the billabong.

Diane Lucas, Ben Tyler and Emma Long share their knowledge and love of the Top End in this enchanting and accessible book about one of Australia's most ancient and beautiful ecosystems.

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The CBCA judges say...

Kakadu National Park is vividly presented and the setting is strongly maintained. Avatars representing the author’s rambling through the forest with young friends, telling stories and imparting information are clever. The exploration is fun, the stopping, observing and listening feel genuine, all enriching reader experience. Text and dialogue are clear and detailed. The inclusion of illustrations and labels to highlight/define Indigenous terminology (lore, animal species and bush tucker) are very effective; as is the glossary, which includes useful drawings, scientific names and page references. High level production quality; visually appealing overall.

Teaching Notes for this book...

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