By: Tjalaminu Mia
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Fremantle Press
Published: 30 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781925591132

Description

Grandparents are special, and the time you spend with them is special, too. This collection draws together four tales for younger readers from the Waarda series of Indigenous stories. These charming tales share some exciting, happy and even scary times exploring country in bush and beyond.


Review

This is a great compilation of four Indigenous short stories rolled into one, all focusing on how special and important grandparents are in our lives, and what we can learn from them.


The first two stories centre around Debbie, her younger brother Billy, and her grandfather Dada Keen. Debbie is particularly interested to learn all that Dada Keen has to teach her about the bush, and how the things that she learns from the bush can flow into her family life.
In the third story, we see Sarah, and her brothers Jay and Rene learn a valuable lesson from their Nan, as she takes them to the Kuljak National Park.


The final story sees Eli spend the holidays with his grandparents in Kalgoorlie. It is the first time that he has stayed with them without his other family members, and it is sure to be a trip to remember!


There are many Indigenous words and phrases used throughout all the stories, and students aged 7+ are sure to enjoy learning and remembering them all.


Reviewed by Sam