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Author: Percy Trezise,Dick Roughsey
ISBN13: 978-0836870329
Title: Flying Fox Warriors
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Language: English
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Pages: 32

Flying Fox Warriors by Percy Trezise,Dick Roughsey

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In The Flying Fox Warriors, the ""Bird"" people battle the ""Flying Fox"" people who have stolen their women, and finally burn their camp; the survivors turn themselves into flying foxes-""never again be caught by bush fires""-while their enemies become different kinds of birds. Gidja the Moon is accidentally responsible for the death of his daughter, the morning star, thus introducing death to the world; he escapes to the sky, where his waxing and waning symbolize death and rebirth. All are stories of origins-of animals, mountains, people-and of magical creatures that are closely related to nature. In the Dreamtime, ""many living creatures were still in human form.

Find nearly any book by Dick Roughsey. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780001850026 (978-0-00-185002-6) Hardcover, HarperCollins (Australia) Children's, 1974. Find signed collectible books: 'Giant Devil Dingo'. Gidja the Moon (Stories of the Dreamtime-Tales of the Aboriginal People)

LibraryThing members' description. No descriptions found. Library descriptions. A battle to the death between two enemy tribes in the Dreamtime leads to the appearance of the bats known as flying foxes and subsequently to the rise of all kinds of birds.

Percy Trezise, Dick Roughsey. Flying Fox Warriors (Stories of the Dreamtime Tales of the Aboriginal. Are you sure you want to remove Flying Fox Warriors (Stories of the Dreamtime Tales of the Aboriginal People) from your list? Flying Fox Warriors (Stories of the Dreamtime Tales of the Aboriginal People). by Percy Trezise, Dick Roughsey. Published September 1988 by Gareth Stevens Pub.

Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Picture Book of the Year, 1976: winner for The Rainbow Serpent. Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Picture Book of the Year, 1979: winner for The Quinkins. IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour Diploma, Illustration, 1980 for The Quinkins. Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Picture Book of the Year, 1983: commended for Turramulli the Giant Quinkin. 1985 – The Flying Fox Warriors. Papers of Dick Roughsey and Percy Trezise, 1956– UQFL386, Box 1, Fryer Library University of Queensland Library.

PERCY TREZISE 1/3 – He was a painter and writer, historian and documenter of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta (Victoria) in 1923 and is associated with Far North Queensland and the rock art galleries of the Cape York Peninsula. He attended a bush school and his interest in Aboriginal people began, when he won a copy of the Red Centre written by Findlayson. Some of his published books include Land of the Dingo People (Journey of the Great Lake), Black Duck and Water Rat (Stories of the Dreamtime Tales of the Aboriginal People), and Flying Fox Warriors (Stories of the Dreamtime Tales of the Aboriginal People). He died in a May day in Redlynch, Queensland.

Dick Roughsey is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Turramulli the Giant Quinkin (Stories of the Dreamtime-Tales of the Aboriginal People). Percy Trezise, Dick Roughsey. Moon and rainbow;: The autobiography of an Aboriginal.

Reviews: 2
I first discovered The Flying Fox Warriors twenty-two years ago through the publisher, Gareth Stevens. I was in graduate school at the time, and was aware of Gareth Stevens' reputation for publishing high quality books covering a range of sensitive and multi-cultural subjects.

The Flying Fox Warriors tells a Dreamtime myth from the Aboriginal oral tradition. Two warring clans, the Flying Foxes and the Bird people, are transformed into the bats and birds that now populate Australia.

According to the book's introduction, the authors, Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey, had a twenty-five year collaboration of preserving, illustrating, and documenting the lore of the Aboriginal people. Dick Roughsey was an Aboriginal man from the island of Langu-narnji and Percy Trezise had the honor of gaining access to the secret circle of Aboriginal life.

Several features make The Flying Fox Warriors a fine choice to use as a read-aloud in schools. Each illustration is a two page spread, showing panoramic views of the Australian landscape. At the beginning, there is an insightful introduction about the Aboriginal Dreamtime, along with an overview of the authors. The last page is a helpful glossary defining the birds, places, and terms used in the book.

I recently read The Flying Fox Warriors to a class of third graders who were thoroughly engaged by it. Teachers might enjoy using it in a unit about the art, language, and geography of the Aboriginal people.
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