Possum and Wattle

My Big Book of Australian Words

By Bronwyn Bancroft
(Little Hare Books, Hardcover, 9781921272585, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 2009

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Description
More than 100 words about Australian animals, plants, and landscapes are defined and explained in this unique word book. From blossoms and bees through wombats and willy willys, the most prominent aspects of Australia's beautiful landscape are detailed here. Lavish illustrations range from small vignettes to expansive narrative landscapes and both captivate and celebrate the uniqueness of Australia and its language.



About the Author
Bronwyn Bancroft is an artist and designer whose artworks have been collected and shown by galleries throughout Australia and around the world.

A descendant of the Bundjalung people, Bronwyn studied at the Canberra School of Art, eventually starting Designer Aboriginals, training Aboriginal women in arts and craft. She was one of the founders of Boomalli, the Aboriginal Artists' Cooperative, was a board member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, has been Chair of the Visual Arts and Crafts Committee for the NSW Ministry of the Arts, and is a well-known speaker on Aboriginal art and advocacy issues. Since 1993 Bronwyn has authored and illustrated many award-winning children's books, including "Possum and Wattle" and "Patterns of Australia".
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