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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Mad Magpie
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'Mad Magpie is the third book in this successful series of morality tales from award-winning author and illustrator, Gregg Dreise. Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds. The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. When Guluu seeks advice, his Elders tell him to stay calm like the river, ignore the butcher birds and to be strong on the inside. Guluu tries this, but the cheeky birds just laugh at him. One day, when Guluu is at the river looking for worms, the butcher birds arrive and steal his food. He remembers the words of his Elders and he tries again – and this time Guluu has a different outcome. ' (Publication summary)

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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 2 (NSW Stage 1)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Intercultural understanding, Literacy, Personal and social

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2016.
      ISBN: 9781925360066, 9781925360073, 9781925360080

Works about this Work

Author a Winner at Awards 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 November no. 664 2017; (p. 19)

'Kamilaroi teacher, author and illustrator Gregg Dreise has just won the Indigenous Children's category in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.'

Author 'Opening Doors' for Kids Liina Flynn , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 September no. 659 2017; (p. 17)

'When he was at school, Kamilaroi author Greg Dreise's favourite story was Tiddakik the Frog.'

A Fresh Perspective Keira Jenkins , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 February no. 644 2017; (p. 10)
'Magabala Books is gearing up to bring Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country.'
[Review] Mad Magpie Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 August 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Mad Magpie Gregg Dreise , 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : Mad Magpie Kevin Brophy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , June 2016;

— Review of Mad Magpie Gregg Dreise , 2016 single work children's fiction
Review : Mad Magpie Kevin Brophy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , June 2016;

— Review of Mad Magpie Gregg Dreise , 2016 single work children's fiction
[Review] Mad Magpie Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 August 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Mad Magpie Gregg Dreise , 2016 single work children's fiction
A Fresh Perspective Keira Jenkins , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 February no. 644 2017; (p. 10)
'Magabala Books is gearing up to bring Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country.'
Author 'Opening Doors' for Kids Liina Flynn , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 September no. 659 2017; (p. 17)

'When he was at school, Kamilaroi author Greg Dreise's favourite story was Tiddakik the Frog.'

Author a Winner at Awards 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 November no. 664 2017; (p. 19)

'Kamilaroi teacher, author and illustrator Gregg Dreise has just won the Indigenous Children's category in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.'

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