A child's dreaming: Looking at illustrated Indigenous stories for children

Phillips, Sandra R. (2001) A child's dreaming: Looking at illustrated Indigenous stories for children. In Chance, Ian (Ed.) Kaltja Now : Indigenous Arts Australia. Wakefield Press, Kent Town, pp. 147-152.

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Abstract

The traditional teaching stories of Australia's ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures can find a new telling in today's literature for children. Codifiers of wisdom, laden with metaphor, these narratives have already inspired wonder in the young for thousands of generations. Today such stories are represented by well over one hundred titles in children's illustrated books. Some demonstrate literary and ethical qualities showing sensitivity and respect for originating cultures. Others do not

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ID Code: 82490
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Children's literature, Picture books, Indigenous stories, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
ISBN: 9781862545076
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 22:39

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