Njunjul the Sun by Meme McDonald
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Njunjul the Sun
By Meme McDonald

Njunjul the Sun

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Njunjul the Sun by Meme McDonald

Book Awards

  • Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2002.
  • Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2003.

Book Description

BOORI MONTY PRYOR: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13..'I'm heading out on m'own, down the highway to the big city. Going south. I lost my taste for knowing the old ways. I'm wanting what's new. What's exciting, what's out there on the other side of town. That's what got me on this bus. I gotta get out, see. This is my chance. My chance to do something.'..But in the city you can feel like you don't exist any more. You can't always see the sun when it comes up, or lie down safe when it sets. Your mind can go crazy, crammed with everyone else's thoughts, so you can't hear your voice on the inside. An outstandingly honest, original, eye-opening story about a young man daring to step out into a complex world. Njunjul the Sun will make you laugh, even as it grips your heart...Njunjul the Sun completes the trilogy, begun with My Girragundji and The Binna Binna Man, charting the journey of self-discovery of a young Aboriginal boy as he learns to draw strength from his traditional heritage and to find a way of living in contemporary Australia. The boy is now a young man of sixteen, and he leaves his community in Queensland to live in Sydney. Njunjul the Sun develops the innovative combination of text, photographs and illustrations that was established in My Girragundji.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781865086415
ISBN-10: 186508641X
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 130mm x 13mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Meme McDonald

Meme McDonald is a writer and photographer who creates books for young people and adults...Boori Pryor is from North Queensland. His mother's people are Kunggandji and his father is from the Birra-gubba Nation. Boori is a performer, storyteller and writer...Meme and Boori co-wrote Maybe Tomorrow (Penguin, March 1998) with Margaret Dunkle as consulting editor. The Binna Binna Man (Allen + Unwin 1999) won Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2000. Meme and Boori also co-wrote two prize-winning books which have been adapted for theatre. My Girragundji (Allen + Unwin 1998) had two seasons touring nationally with The Bell Shakespeare Company, and Njunjul The Sun (Allen + Unwin 2002) - which received the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction - was adapted by Kooemba Djarra Theatre Company and produced with QPAC in Brisbane...Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013.

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