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Author Dreise, Gregg, author

Title Mad magpie / written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise
Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, [2016]
Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2016


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Description 1 volume of unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
regular print
Series Premier's Reading Challenge
Premier's Reading Challenge. Early childhood - Year 2
Summary Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, this book tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds. The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. When Guluu seeks advice, his Elders tell him to stay calm like the river, ignore the butcher birds and to be strong on the inside. Guluu tries this, but the cheeky birds just laugh at him. One day, when Guluu is at the river looking for worms, the butcher birds arrive and steal his food. He remembers the words of his Elders and he tries again - and this time Guluu has a different outcome. He stands proudly at the riverbank and remembers how he used to sing when he was having a bad day. Guluu sings so loud he cannot hear the birds laughing at him and they eventually give up and fly away. From that time on, the animals learnt to use music to create a happy mood and they worked together to stop bullying
Analysis Australian
Notes Gregg Dreise is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Yunwalayaay people of South-West Queensland and north-west New South Wales. Gregg is a storyteller and musician and work as a teacher in the Noosa Hinterland in Queensland
Audience For primary school age
Notes Copyright © text and illustrations Gregg Dreise
Subject Anger -- Juvenile fiction.
Anger -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Anger -- Juvenile literature.
Australian fiction.
Australian magpie -- Juvenile fiction.
Anger -- Pictorial works.
Australian magpie -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Calmness -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian magpie -- Juvenile literature.
Calmness -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian magpie -- Pictorial works.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Calmness -- Juvenile literature.
Teasing -- Juvenile fiction.
Calmness -- Pictorial works.
Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
Teasing -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples.
Teasing -- Juvenile literature.
Anger -- Fiction.
Teasing -- Pictorial works.
Teasing -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.
ISBN 1925360067