Duelgum: The story of the mother eel.


Uncle Joe Kirk

Sandi Harrold

Scholastic

duelgum

ISBN 9781743623114

RRP $15.99

Ages 3+

An Indigenous Australian story

Date of publication January 2015

Reviewer Megan Stuart

Duelgum is a book worth owning. it is about the spawning of freshwater eels near Moreton Bay in Southern Queensland. The freshwater eel is a spiritual totem in the Wakka Wakka culture and the story is told by Uncle Joe Kirk who is a Brisbane and Wakka Wakka elder. Sandi Harrold is the illustrator and her illustrations are full of colour and texture as they are painted on canvas. They enhance the story beautifully.

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