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Jul 30, 2014

Karana: the Story of the father emu

Uncle Joe Kirk, illustrated by Sandi Harrold.
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743623138           RRP: $14.99 (pbk)

This is a story from the Wakka Wakka culture about the role of the male emu in hatching and raising the chicks. The story is told in rhyming text with humour and warmth; after all Karana has 16 eggs to hatch and so 16 chicks to raise and teach about surviving in their land – you would need a sense of humour! No wonder he has a constant state of surprise on his face! Thank you to Uncle Joe Kirk for sharing this story with us.