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Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo by  Dymphna CUSACK - First Edition - 1945 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1097)

Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo

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Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo

by CUSACK, Dymphna

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Sydney: Botany House, 1945. First Edition. SLATER-WIGG, Matt. A charming and somewhat overlooked classic of Australian children's literature by the brilliant Dymphna Cusack. "Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo" places the traditional fairy story within a distinctly Australian setting. Brimming with anthropomorphic characters and bushland babies, rainbow serpents and bunyips - all beautiffuly illustrated by Matt-Slater-Wigg - this small book is a Dreamtime delight. A prolific author in her own right, Cusack went on to co-author novels with Miles Franklin and Florence James. 'Once in the Long, Long Ago, before the white men came to AUstralia in ships that sailed like big white birds before the wind, the Rainbow Serpent curled himself across the sky after a storm, and looked down to the earth far below...'. Quarto, bound in original wrappers, 54 pages with 8 full-page black & white illustrations and drawings set in text, a couple of light creases, darkened staples, and a 3 mm chip, near fine.


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Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo
CUSACK, Dymphna
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First Edition
Botany House
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Dymphna Cusack Bunyip Rainbow Serpent Dreamtime Australia vintage children's books
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Childrens & Juvenile Literature; Aboriginal Australia; Australiana;

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