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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Silly Birds
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'In this charming and humorous morality tale, Maliyan, a proud eagle meets a turkey, Wagun, who is a silly bird, and together these two new friends begin to do silly-bird things. The Elders and Maliyan’s parents are very disappointed, warning Maliyan that it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys. Maliyan sees the error of his ways and together with the other animals, works to clean up the mess wrought by too many silly birds. But some birds will always be silly…' (Publication summary)

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    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2014 .
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      Extent: 32p.
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      • Published: 1st June 2014
      ISBN: 9781922142993 (pbk)

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Author Takes Literary Award for Silly Birds 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 November no. 613 2015; (p. 28)
'A Book that combine humour, great illustrations and a parable about how it is hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys has won the Indigenous category at the annual Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards...'
Picture Books Merle Morcom , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2014; (p. 68-69)

— Review of On a Small Island Kyle Hughes-Odgers , 2014 single work picture book ; Silly Birds Gregg Dreise , 2014 single work children's fiction ; Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome Ursula Dubosarsky , 2014 selected work picture book
Review : Silly Birds Patricia Halsall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of Silly Birds Gregg Dreise , 2014 single work children's fiction
Review : Silly Birds Patricia Halsall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of Silly Birds Gregg Dreise , 2014 single work children's fiction
Picture Books Merle Morcom , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2014; (p. 68-69)

— Review of On a Small Island Kyle Hughes-Odgers , 2014 single work picture book ; Silly Birds Gregg Dreise , 2014 single work children's fiction ; Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome Ursula Dubosarsky , 2014 selected work picture book
Author Takes Literary Award for Silly Birds 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 November no. 613 2015; (p. 28)
'A Book that combine humour, great illustrations and a parable about how it is hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys has won the Indigenous category at the annual Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards...'
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