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The Goanna Was Hungry

by Sally Morgan, Ann James

Imagine being at a camp in the Great Victorian Desert in Western Australia with two of Australia’s best-loved author/illustrators and working with them to produce your very own illustrated story. Ten lucky kids had just such an opportunity. In June 2015, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation brought together Sally Morgan and Ann James, and kids from Tjuntjuntjara, Mt Margaret, Menzies and Melbourne for a 5-day writing and illustrating camp on Spinifex Country.

The illustrated stories they produced at the camp were so special we’ve put them together in this book for all to read and enjoy. In this stunning collection you’ll encounter stories of friendship and loyalty, experiments that go badly wrong, a battle over a dinosaur bone, and a mysterious bowl. Then there’s a story about a very scary goanna…


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30 August, 2016

About Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.


About Ann James

Ann James was a secondary art teacher before she took up children's book illustration over twenty years ago. She has illustrated more than 50 books since then. Some well-loved favourites include the Penny Pollard series by Robin Klein, The Midnight Gang and The Midnight Feast by Margaret Wild, the Hannah series by Libby Gleeson, The Butterfly by Roger Vaughan Carr and recently Little Humpty by Margaret Wild and Shutting the Chooks In by Libby Gleeson. She delights in being playful and experimental with the materials she chooses to work with.



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