Do Not Go Around the Edges by Magabala Books - One Little Sprout

Do Not Go Around the Edges by Magabala Books

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WINNER – 1992 Australian Multicultural Children’s Book Award

SHORTLISTED – 1991 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year for Young Readers

This remarkable book weaves together the story of Daisy Utemorrah’s life with a collection of playful parables and poems. Exploring themes such as Creation, tradition, memories, family and most importantly, country, Do Not Go around the Edges imbues a simple autobiographical story with humour and depth, and will appeal to adults and children alike. Retold with love and honour, be transported to a place where time stands still..

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 36
  • ISBN: 9781925360004
  • Release date: January 19, 1991

Written by Daisy Utemorrah

Daisy Utemorrah (deceased) was an elder of the Wunambal people from the Mitchell Plateau area in the far north Kimberley. She was born in 1922 at Kunmunya Mission and her family background gave her fluency in three Aboriginal languages. Daisy has been recognised for her work as a poet and a teacher. Her first book, Do Not Go Around the Edges was published by Magabala in 1991. It won the Australian Multicultural Children's Book Award the following year and was also shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year for Younger Readers.

Illustrated by Pat Torres

Pat Torres belongs to three Indigenous groups; the Jabirr Jabirr from the north of Broome, the Nyul Nyul from the Beagle Bay area and the Yawuru people from Broome. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, community worker, health worker, educator and Aboriginal administrator who holds a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education. Pat runs an Indigenous Australian-owned business, Mayi Harvests, which promotes sustainable native produce in Broome, Western Australia.

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