Emu who ran through the sky. Djilba Book of the Season

August 15, 2023

We are excited to announce our 1st Book of the Season!

We would like to introduce you to our Book of the Season!

For the Noongar season of Djilba we have chosen The Emu who ran through the sky one of the moorditj books in our Koolangah’s Kaartdijin Library.

The story is about Lofty, a young emu who desperately wants to win a big emu race, but he is slow and clumsy – and his first race ends in disaster!

But, Lofty realises there is another way to win the race. He enlists the help of his Bush Mob friends Eagle, Sugar Glider and Bat – who are all excellent fliers – to teach him to fly.  The Bush Mob’s inventor, Platypus, designs the Feathery Paraglider, which allows Lofty to win the day!

Because this is our book of the Djilba season, we have created special resources and activities to support learning while reading this book.

The Emu who ran through the sky book is filled with wonderful illustrations and exciting tales, and is a family favourite!

Emu who ran through the sky - Djilba Book of the Season

The Emu who ran through the sky is written by Helen Milroy.

Helen is a born storyteller and a talented artist. She is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth. Currently, Helen is the University of Western Australia and Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission.

The Emu who ran through the sky book and author Helen Milroy

The Emu who ran through the sky book and author Helen Milroy

You can read more about Helen’s inspiration for this book and the whole Bush Mob Series in this informative interview:https://southsydneyherald.com.au/lofty-lifts-off-and-conveys-life-lessons-for-children/

Earlier this year we launched the Yorganop’s Koolangah Kaartdijin Library.

The Koolangah Kaartdijin library has Aboriginal children’s and adults’ fiction and non-fiction books, movies, music, jigsaws, posters, flash cards, and more.

If you are interested in checking out a copy of The Emu who ran through the sky you can talk to your Case Manager or search our library and check out more books at https://www.librarycat.org/lib/yorganop

If you request a copy your Case Manager will bring your books out to you on your next visit.

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Yorganop Language Resources https://yorganop.org.au/language-resources/

We create many resources to support our children and young people to learn language. Search through our selection of Flashcards, Placemats, Activities and more in different Indigenous languages including Noongar, Wajarri, Marlu and Gija.

Noongar Language Flash Cards

Storybox Online Library https://yorganop.org.au/story-box-library-a-wonderful-carer-recommendation/

Story Box Library is a fun educational website, created for children to view stories. There is a fantastic selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-themed books. There are also webinars of experts talking about screen time, Engagement and creating a diverse library.

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