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Pamela Lofts Pamela Lofts i(A43137 works by)
Born: Established: 1949 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Jul 2012 Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
Gender: Female
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1 5 y separately published work icon Snug As a Hug : An Australian Lullaby Marcia Kay Vaughan , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Gosford : Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1676821 2010 single work picture book children's

'"Joey is sleeping curled up in Mum's pouch. Koala is resting on a limb like a couch."

'Join all the Australian animal as they settle down to rest. A warm story for bedtime sharing.' (Publication summary)

1 10 y separately published work icon Hunwick's Egg Mem Fox , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Orlando : Harcourt , 2004 Z1177485 2004 single work picture book children's

'When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick's burrow, no one is quite certain what to think. And when it doesn't hatch right away, everyone is even more bewildered. Everyone except Hunwich, that is. Hunwick understands that the egg is his friend, and he is the only one who knows its secret.' (author's website)

1 1 y separately published work icon Yarrtji : Six Women's Stories from the Great Sandy Desert Tjama Napanangka , Bai Bai Napangarti , Martingale Mudgedel Napanangka , Kuninyi Nampitjin , Nanyuma Rosie Napurrula , Millie Skeen Nampitjin , Sonja Peter (editor), Pamela Lofts (editor), Tjama Napanangka (translator), Patricia Lee Napangarti (translator), Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1997 Z1301222 1997 anthology oral history prose poetry dreaming story

'Life stories interwoven with over 700 stunning photographs and reproductions form a journey with these women sharing their country and culture. They are all storytellers, dancers, singers, healers and artists. The stories are told in their own words and their languages are represented.' (Source: Online)

1 y separately published work icon How the Kangaroos Got Their Tails : An Aboriginal Story George Lirrmiyarri Mung Mung , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1987 Z1140872 1987 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'This book is based on a story told by George Lirrmiyarri Mung Mung, of the Kija people, to Aboriginal people living in Warmun, Western Australia.

'The illustrations are adapted from their original paintings of the story. Hector Jandany and George Dingmarie of the Kija Language Group said, "We have to keep this language which we got from our old people who have passed away. We don't want to lose it. The younger generation have to carry on the language that they learn from us.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Bat and the Crocodile Jacko Dolumyu , Hector Sandaloo , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Gosford : Ashton Scholastic , 1987 Z1014713 1987 single work picture book children's Indigenous story A Dreamtime story in which the bat outsmarts the other animals.
1 y separately published work icon The Kangaroo and the Porpoise : An Aboriginal Story Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Alunga Agnes Lippo , Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1987 Z857742 1987 single work picture book prose children's dreaming story
1 3 y separately published work icon Koala Lou Mem Fox , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), South Melbourne : J. M. Dent , 1987 Z832213 1987 single work picture book children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Warnayarra : The Rainbow Snake Lajamanu School , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1987 Z831604 1987 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'This story is based on a story told by the Senior Boys Class at Lajamanu School, a bi-lingual school where Aboriginal children are taught to read and write their own language, Warlpiri.

'The illustrations are adapted from original paintings done by the children for their story. Abie Jangala said in 'Stories from Lajamanu', "Since we came here, Lajamanu has changed a lot. Children have been born here and that means their Dreaming place is here. Our law and our ceremonies are still important to us; it is the law of Walyajarra, the people who lived and died thousands of years ago, and we cannot change that." ' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Sail Away : The Ballad of Skip and Nell Mem Fox , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1986 Z831487 1986 single work picture book children's
1 1 y separately published work icon The Echidna and the Shade Tree Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Mona Green , Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1984 Z976748 1984 single work picture book children's Indigenous story Based on a story told by Mona Green of the Djaru tribe, to Aboriginal children living in Hall's Creek, Western Australia, with illustrations adapted from the children's paintings of the story
7 3 y separately published work icon Wombat Stew Marcia Kay Vaughan , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1984 Z795136 1984 single work picture book children's 'In this classic Australian picture book, a dingo catches a wombat and wants to cook him in a stew. But all the other bush animals have a plan to save their friend. They trick the dingo into using mud, feathers, flies, bugs and gum nuts in his wombat stew, and the result is - a stew the dingo will never forget!' (Source: Publisher's website)
3 y separately published work icon When the Snake Bites the Sun Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), David Mowaljarlai , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 1984 7386826 1984 single work children's fiction dreaming story

'This book is based on a story told by David Mowaljarlai of the Ngarinyin people to Aboriginal children living in the Kimberleys, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. David Mowaljarlai said, 'We want our children to see the daylight and the sun go down on our land, the home of the Dreamtime, and to live there to their old age and really understand their culture.'' (Source: Booktopia website)

1 1 y separately published work icon An Aboriginal Story Pamela Lofts , Scholastic Press (publisher), 1983 Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1983-1987 Z1140877 1983 series - publisher picture book children's Indigenous story

'Since these stories were first recorded, many of the storytellers have passed away. The eight books in this series fill an important role in passing on Aboriginal culture and Dreaming stories to future generations. This, and the need to improve literacy, has been and continues to be a major concern for the storytellers, and for Aboriginal people across Australia. This series contains names and photos of people who may have passed away. Please use [these books] with care.' (Lining pages)

1 1 y separately published work icon Dunbi the Owl Daisy Utemorrah , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1983 Z976739 1983 single work picture book children's Indigenous story 'Dunbi, the owl, son of Wanalirri, the great Wandijina, is cruelly treated by a group of children. So incensed is Wanalirri that he brings down the rains and everyone, save one man and one woman, perishes. The survivors are the progenitors of a new tribe which recognizes the sacred character of the owl.' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 14/03/2008).
2 y separately published work icon How the Birds Got Their Colours Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), Mary Albert , Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1983 Z836820 1983 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. Mary Albert said, "Would you like to hear a story from long ago? My mother used to tell me lots of stories, but this story I loved the best, because I loved the birds.' (publisher website)

2 When the Snake Bites the Sun David Mowaljarlai , Pamela Lofts , Pamela Lofts (illustrator), 1980 single work picture book children's dreaming story Indigenous story
— Appears in: Visions of Mowanjum : Aboriginal Writings from the Kimberley 1980; (p. 102-103)
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