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Ninni Yabini

Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl2022
Books, Manuscripts
In this delightful bi-lingual picture book, Mother and Father swan are busy rebuilding their nest after a storm when their baby, Ninni Yabini, wanders off. Luckily, the evening star, his namesake, comes out to guide him home.
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Ninni Yabini / Cheryl Kickett-Tucker ; illustrated by Tyrown Waigana.
North Fremantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2022.©2022
32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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Written in Noongar and English by Noongar author and academic Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, and illustrated with striking contemporary artwork by Noongar and Ait Koedhal multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer Tyrown Waigana, this is a memorable celebration of family and belonging. Based on a tale from the Wadjuk Noongar people of south-west Western Australia and is told in both Noongar and English. It is set near Derbal Yarrigan, the Noongar name for the Swan River. Ninni Yabini is an enchanting new addition to the small, but growing collection of dual language stories that highlight the incredible culture and history of storytelling of our First Nations Peoples. Supporting teaching themes and ideas could include family, belonging, identity, seasons, indigenous stories and culture, language, indigenous languages, Noongar language, oral storytelling, water birds and black swans. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that his book may contain images and names of people who have died. Text in Noongar and English.
9781760991210 (hardback)
Australian languagesEnglish
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