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The story of Karrawingi the emu / written by Leslie Rees ; with illustrations by Walter Cunningham
Bib ID 671757
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Rees, Leslie, 1905-2000
 
Description Sydney : John Sands, [1946] 
43 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm 
Series

Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books.

Kerry White collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

The story of the life of the noble Australian Emu packed with action, adventure and the sense of racing speed that is part of an emu's heritage. Karrawingi, Baramool, Koondalloo, Warree are all aboriginal terms for the bird.

Notes

Library's KWp 288 copy has original dustjacket; drawings and colouring in on end papers and in the inside flat of the dustjacket.

Library's MM 3365 copy has original dustjacket; Boans (Perth) bookseller's label inside the front cover; inscribed: "Janet with love & best wishes from Uncle Bern, Aunty Kay, Jenny, Peter & Lynne"; also inscribed in a child's hand, "Janet Lyon with love and best w" and "Jane Lyon the Lodge 2 Ayr Ave Torrens Park. S.A.".

Library's MM 3366 copy has original dustjacket; book inscribed: "To Graham, with love from Sue. Christmas 1953".

Library's MM 3367 copy has orginal dustjacket; book inscribed: "Priscilla Coape, 36 Caulfied Ave., Reade Park Gardens".

Library's NL copy has incorrectly trimmed pages 15-16 and 31-32' stamped Commonwealth National Library.

Awarded the first Children's Book Council of Australia's Australian Children's Book of the Year Award.

For children.

Cited In

Muir, M. A bibliography of Australian children's books, 6288

Awards Children's Book of the Year, 1946. 
Subjects Emus -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Stories and motifs - Emu.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous.  |  Australian
Form/genre Children's stories, Australian.  |  Fantastic fiction.
Other authors/contributors Cunningham, Walter, illustrator

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    Copy: Muir copy hbk
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