Sunday 23 June 2024

Wylah the Koorie Warrior

Wylah the Koorie Warrior by Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard (Albert Street Books) PB RRP $15.99 ISBN 9871761180798

This adventure story, starring a hero and her mega-funny megafauna friends, is part of a series written by an aboriginal man from Warrnambool, Victoria, who performs Welcome to Country ceremonies at corporate and private events.

In this third book of the series, Wylah has triumphed to become a Koorie Warrior, however, her journey is just beginning. Her family and friends are still prisoners of the cruel Dragon Army, and more animals and children are mysteriously disappearing from other tribes. Face with new responsibilities and a dangerous new adversary, can Wylah rise as the leader and protector that children and animals desperately need?

In this 285-page book for readers aged 10+ years, there are black and white illustrations on every chapter heading, plus frequent illustrations in each chapter. There is also a glossary at the end of the book showing both Aboriginal and English words.

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