Two Mates by Magabala Books - One Little Sprout

Two Mates by Magabala Books

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This is one of my favourite books that I stock. It is the true story of the special mateship between two boys who have grown up together in Broome in Australia’s north west. Jack is Indigenous and Raf is a non-Indigenous boy who has Spina bifida. The boys share their daily life as they search for hermit crabs, go hunting for barni, fish for salmon, explore the markets, eat satays and dress up as superheros. The fact that Raf is in a wheelchair is only revealed at the end of the story. Includes information about Spina bifida.

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN: 9781921248450
  • Release date: September 11, 2012

Written by Melanie Prewett

Melanie Prewett is a mother of two children who set out to create a story showing that physical disability is no barrier to true friendship. Maggie is a descendent of the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She grew up in Perth, and studied Design and Illustration at Perth Technical College. 

From an early age, art and literature were encouraged, thereby providing Maggie with a basis for life that has been filled with artistic enjoyment. Her paintings and ink drawings are held in collections throughout Australia and she has participated in a number of group exhibitions. Maggie has lived in Broome in the far north of Western Australia since the 1970s.