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Magabala Books
01 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books
Great-Grandpa Liman lives in a small house by the sea. There are no lights - just stars as far as the eye can see.

Brother Moon is a powerful story lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.

Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon - a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his greatgrandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.

Liman (Harry Morgan), the author's grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man - a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.

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By:   Maree McCarthy Yoelu
Illustrated by:   Samantha Fry
Imprint:   Magabala Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 250mm, 
ISBN:   9781925936827
ISBN 10:   1925936821
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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