Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story (Hardcover)

An Australian Creation Story

By Diane Wolkstein, Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780688139155, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004



At the beginning of the world, it was dark and silent and nothing stirred anywhere, until a voice roused the sleeping Sun Mother in the sky, telling her it was time to wake up all the creatures of the earth.

The indigenous people of Australia believe that their first ancestors created the world and its laws. They also believe that the world is still being created in a continual process they call The Dreamtime. Renowned storyteller Diane Wolkstein has crafted a powerful retelling of an Australian creation story, illuminated by illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft's authentic, beautifully realized paintings.