Rainbow Bird : An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia, Paperback

Rainbow Bird : An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia Paperback

Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


"I'm boss for Fire," growls rough, tough Crocodile Man, and he keeps the rest of the world cold and dark - until one day clever Bird Woman sees her opportunity and seizes it...This traditional aboriginal fire myth from Northern Australia, simply retold and lit by glowing illustrations, will delight children and parents everywhere.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780711208988


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This is a great example of a folktale! I love the bright colors and it really makes you appreciate what we get from nature

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This book is about a crocodile who has the gift of producing fire. He is very selfish and never lets anyone have any of his fire. Until one day Bird Woman gets a chance to take the fire sticks from crocodile man. She then spreads fire all around the country for others to have!