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Karana: The Story of the Father Emu by Uncle Joe Kirk

8 June, 2014
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Karana: The Story of the Father Emu is an Indigenous Australian story of Karana, the father emu.  Karana cares for his chicks and teaches them everything they need to know to survive in the bush.

With playful illustrations of Karana and his chicks this is a perfect read-aloud story with a lively rhyme.

‘Karana makes a beautiful nest, and grooms his feathers to look his best.’

About The Story : The emu plays a significant part in Wakka Wakka culture.  He symbolises the father figure who nurtures the whole family.  Karana incorporates ideas underlying ‘becoming’.  Just as the baby emus learn from their father, so too do young children from the guidance, teachings and care of their families.

Age : 3+

RRP : $15.99

ISBN : 978 1 743623138

About The Author : Uncle Joe Kirk is a Brisbane and Wakka Wakka elder who is passionate about sharing his stories so that they are no lost to future generations.  Uncle Joe spends his time travelling to schools and early childhood centres to educate children to Indigenous Australia culture.

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[We were sent a copy of Karana to review :)]

 

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