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Who Saw Turtle?

Ros Moriarty



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Allen & Unwin
24 January 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- These two sweet little books for kindergarten ages are illustrated by Balarinji in the studio's trademark vibrant colours and patterns inspired by Indigenous art. The Rainbow is for learning about colours, couched in simple sentences. Who Saw the Turtle has slightly more advanced sentences and features creatures of the sea. Both books have the text translated into the Yanyuwa language of Borroloola, NT at the end of the book, and they would make lovely gifts for overseas. Some proceeds from sales of these books go to Indigenous literacy programmes so they do good twice over! Lindy Jones


Who saw Turtle? Did the whale with the slapping, splashing tail? Or the octopus with the dangly, stretchy tentacles? Maybe the fish with the glittery, shimmering scales? A glorious exploration of the amazing migration of Turtle as she travels the world and then returns home to lay her eggs, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.
By:   Ros Moriarty
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   96g
ISBN:   9781760297800
ISBN 10:   1760297801
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   24 January 2018
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ros Moriarty, formerly a journalist with Radio Australia in Indigenous affairs, women's issues and the environment, has spent most of her professional life as creative and managing director of Australia's leading Indigenous design studio, Balarinji, a business she established with her husband in 1983. Balarinji is best known for covering Qantas 747 aircraft in Indigenous art. During 27 years of delivering groundbreaking projects, including the Emu Dreaming tutu for the Australian Ballet's 40th birthday and the Hands across the Land poster for the 2000 Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, the company has fostered the careers of Indigenous artists and designers from all over Australia, and has returned royalties to NT artists since 1995. Ros also co-founded the not-for-profit Nangala Project, which includes Indi Kindi early literacy education, and has won many awards for business and citizenship.Author of a number of picture books for very young readers, the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, and an Indigenous colouring-in book, Colouring Country, Ros lives with her husband, John Moriarty, in her favourite city in the world, Sydney. They have three adult children.

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