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Sally Morgan Sally Morgan i(A35035 works by) (birth name: Sally Milroy) (a.k.a. Sally Jane Morgan)
Born: Established: 1951 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Palku / Palyku
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1 y separately published work icon Bush Dance : A Treasury of Stories Sally Morgan , Glebe : Little Hare Books , 2022 25160555 2022 selected work children's fiction 'In this collection of four vibrant books, Sally Morgan celebrates Australian animals and the habitats in which they live. From dingos to galahs, children can watch, learn, listen and count and experience the beauty of country in this magnificent treasury. This stunning hardback edition includes The Last Dance and Where is Galah?, illustrated by Sally Morgan alongside Joey Counts to Ten and Bush Bash, illustrated by Ambelin Kwaymullina.' 

 (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Thank You Rain! Sally Morgan , Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2022 24679194 2022 single work picture book children's

'Another simple, universal story from Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr, this time, a beautifully illustrated celebration of rain. Thank you rain! is a joyful read, and is full of the plants and animals that welcome rain: raindrops in the treetops; birds singing in the rain; raindrops wetting the dry earth and filling creek beds; birds, frogs and kangaroos all enjoying the rain and finishing with Johnny dancing with happiness!

'Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to give this distinctive children’s picture book global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic and traditional motifs to bring each page to vivid life.'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon This Is Me! Sally Morgan , Sally Morgan (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2022 23427343 2022 single work picture book children's

'This is Me! by Sally Morgan is a beautiful board book about self-acceptance that all parents, carers, grandparents and families will love to read to their babies, toddlers, forever children (that have been chosen) and to all children full of personality and sass. This simple, elegant book about unconditional love is the perfect way to reinforce to all children that they are unique, important and special just the way they are. 

'Sally Morgan's colourful pastel palette and sensitive artwork shows love in all its forms. The gentle text echoes the deep beauty of loving another and each page is encouragement for a child to say something that they love about themselves. Full of unconditional affection that will stand the test of time, this book is the perfect gift for all families, in all their forms and will be an absolute joy to read over and over again.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The River Sally Morgan , Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2021 22125294 2021 single work picture book children's

'Another simple, universal story from Sally Morgan – this time a beautifully illustrated celebration of the life of the river. The River takes the reader on a journey of what their eyes can see and their ears can hear. See green ants crawling, hear frogs croaking, a goanna running, a fish splashing... Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a unique, distinctive children’s picture book with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic and his traditional motifs to bring each page to vivid life.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Beneath the Stars Ezekiel Kwaymullina , Sally Morgan (illustrator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21919426 2021 selected work picture book
1 y separately published work icon My Place for Younger Readers Sally Morgan , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2020 21919034 2020 single work autobiography

'Since its publication in 1987, Sally Morgan’s My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted dozens of times. Sally’s rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written. My Place for Younger Readers is an abridged edition that retains all the charm and power of the original.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Girls Can Fly Sally Morgan , Ambelin Kwaymullina , Broome : Magabala Books , 2020 18588398 2020 single work prose

'Girls can do anything
Who says girls can't fly?
Stretch out your arms
Aim for your dreams 
Believe in your wings 
Breathe in the sky
Fly high

'Who says girls can't fly? 

'Girls Can Fly is an inspirational, young teen book from award-winning Aboriginal writer and artist Sally Morgan and her equally talented daughter Ambelin. Together they have written short, poignant sayings full of advice that comes from their life experiences. Mother and daughter have written a beautiful, thoughtful and inspiring book. An early draft of the manuscript was given to the participants of the Kimberley and Pilbara Girls program and their feedback and suggestions were taken in. An acknowledgement, information about and photographs of the girls are featured at the back of the book.'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon An A to Z Story of Australian Animals Sally Morgan , Bronwyn Bancroft (illustrator), Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2020 17444891 2020 single work picture book children's

'This remarkable book is more than an A to Z of Australian animals. It is a spectrum of every feeling under the sun, from wonder and vanity to weariness and delight.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Grandpa, Me and Poetry i "When he laughs, he laughs loud", Sally Morgan , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: This is Home : Essential Australian Poems for Children 2019; (p. 121)
1 2 y separately published work icon Little Bird's Day Sally Morgan , Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2019 15403012 2019 single work picture book children's

'A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally’s beautiful words and Johnny’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Casebooks of Sherlock Holmes : The Pound of the Baskervilles and Other Mysteries Sally Morgan , Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2019 14738348 2019 selected work short story children's fiction children's mystery

'Help world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes crack four new mysteries by investigating Sherlock's case notes. The game is afoot and the world's greatest detective needs your help. With Watson away, Holmes has four tricky cases and he needs your powers of deduction to unravel the mysteries. Explore Victorian England with Sherlock Holmes and track down a kidnapper in The Pound of the Baskervilles, investigate an art theft in The Forger and the Fake, unravel a mystery in The Adventure of the Poisoned Apprentice and solve a gruesome riddle in The Adventure of the Found Finger. Will you assist Sherlock Holmes? The answer is surely elementary.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Casebooks of Sherlock Holmes : The Cherry in the Cake and Other Mysteries Sally Morgan , Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2019 14738267 2019 selected work short story children's fiction children's mystery

'Help world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes crack four new mysteries by investigating Sherlock's case notes. The game is afoot and the world's greatest detective needs your help. With Watson away, Holmes has four tricky cases and he needs your powers of deduction to unravel the mysteries. Explore Victorian England with Sherlock Holmes and investigate the theft of a priceless jewel in The Cherry in the Cake, solve the mysterious death of the Earl of Monthaven in The Adventure of the Cursed Cartouche, go on a ghost hunt in The Terror of Traymar House and delve into the magic of London in The Adventure of the Vanishing Lord. Will you assist Sherlock Holmes? The answer is surely elementary.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Can You Dance? Sally Morgan , Kathy Arbon (illustrator), Broadway : Indigenous Literacy Foundation , 2018 14538731 2018 single work picture book children's

'Written by one of Australia’s best loved authors, this board book will get toddlers and preschoolers up off their feet following the actions of the animals featured in the book. They’ll soon be flapping their arms like a scary magpie’s wings, stomping their feet like a cheeky wombat and dancing like a silly lizard, along with the actions of five other animals.

'Beautifully illustrated by Kathy Arbon, this book will soon become a family favourite as everyone shows how they can dance and …..' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-Up Sally Morgan , Ambelin Kwaymullina (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2018 12958140 2018 single work picture book children's

'An environmental tale for Early Childhood and Lower Primary readers that shows how animals are affected by rubbish left in their habitat by humans. Ambelin Kwaymullina’s illustrations are an explosion of colour and cleverly show the perils faced by our native animals.

'When the animals work as a team to come up with ways to look after the bush, they decide to ask the humans to REDUCE, RECYCLE and use RUBBISH BINS. But it is Benny Bungarra who has the bright idea of a BIG BUSH CLEAN-UP so the animals can also help look after the bush.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Grandpa, Me & Poetry Sally Morgan , Craig Smith (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 2018 12312348 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog. And when the school holds a poetry competition, Melly has her eye on the prize, with a little bit of inspiration from Grandpa.' (Publication summary)

1 Janey Told Me i "Janey told me", Sally Morgan , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry 2017;
1 I Can Count i "I can count", Sally Morgan , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry 2017;
2 y separately published work icon Hello To You, Moon Sally Morgan , Sonny Day (illustrator), Biddy Maroney (illustrator), Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2017 11466931 2017 single work picture book children's

'Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Mucking Up Big Time Sally Morgan , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10724265 2017 single work children's fiction children's

Robbie has really mucked up this time! Its going to take more than saying sorry to his sister, his mum, Gran and even Dad think he's gone too far. Its going to cost him, but its going to cost his dad too and all because of some rabbit poo. Even the best funny trick can go horribly wrong! ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Perfect Thing Sally Morgan , Ambelin Kwaymullina (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2017 10292864 2017 single work picture book children's

'Lily’s grandpa can solve any problem. He always knows the perfect thing. Grandpa suggests a walk in the park, but Lily has other ideas—and lots of weird and wonderful objections. But no problem is too great for grandpa—he has weird and wonderful solutions. Grandpa always knows the perfect thing!' (Publication summary)

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