Lyndall Stavrou runs a small Independent Publishing business established in 2010. After many years in remote locations in the Northern Territory, she now lives in Innisfail, Far North Queensland. She has written and published five children's picture books which celebrate contemporary Indigenous culture: “Baby Bilby and the Wildcat”, “Yellow Dog”, “Napangardi's Bush Tucker Walk”, “Ninu Easter Bilby" and "Warrikirti Christmas Bilby”.
The stories are entertaining narratives into which Lyndall weaves her knowledge of the Outback environment. Lyndall has three children and several grandchildren. She has Indigenous family. Her two daughters in law, Kathy/Warlpiri group and Sarah/Warumungu group (dec.). The grandchildren, Warlpiri- Matthew Jungarrayi, Rachael Nungarrayi and Jasmine Nungarrayi. Warumungu - Ezekiel Jampin.
Gorgeous illustrations combine with a delightful bush narrative featuring Australian animals and bush tucker. A surprising twist at the end.
The story is told in such a way as to delight young children through repetitive phrases and humour. It informs about the culture of contemporary Indigenous Australians. Some Alyawarr words for bush tucker and animals are listed on the inner back cover.
Alyawarr is spoken in the Northern Territory and in far west Queensland.
A lyrical narrative evocative of the Australian Outback. The story features an endangered animal, a feral cat and an Indigenous boy.
The story is designed to engage, entertain and inform young children about environmental issues. Superb illustrations capture the colours and textures of the Outback.
Bilby facts on the back.
Warrikirti the bilby is very surprised when Santa asks for his help.The little bilby acts as Santa's guide and helps deliver Christmas presents to the children who live in a little bush community in the Australian Outback.
While travelling with Santa and his flying kangaroos, Warrikirti meets the people and the dingoes who hunt feral cats.The cats threaten the survival of bilbies in the remote areas of the outback.
Indigenous and Conservation themes.
A few words from Warumungu, the local Indigenous language are used in the text.
The touching story of a homeless pup taken in by a family and his subsequent adventures.
Based on a true story.
Set in an Indigenous Community.
Beautifully illustrated by Jenny Taylor.
Very popular with young Aboriginal children.