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Norma MacDonald Norma MacDonald i(A84154 works by)
Born: Established: 1943 Geraldton, Geraldton area, Dongara - Geraldton - Northampton area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wajarri ; Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar
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1 y separately published work icon Lucky and Spike Norma MacDonald , Norma MacDonald (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2019 15403110 2019 single work picture book children's

'Lucky and Spike is the thrilling tale of two spinifex hopping mice who leave their burrow each night to race across the plains in search of food. Avoiding predators is a risky business, especially when a feral cat and a ravenous owl are on the hunt. Lucky and Spike are heading to the people’s camp to forage for spinifex seeds when they come face-to-face with a prowling cat. The chase is on! The terrified mice skid across the dirt and hide among the people who are dancing to the hum of the didgeridoo. A camp dog joins the ruckus and takes off after the cat. But when the owl sees the mice resting in a spinifex hideout, he swoops to attack!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y separately published work icon The Great Lizard Trek Felicity Bradshaw , Norma MacDonald (illustrator), Clayton : CSIRO Publishing , 2018 13865917 2018 single work picture book children's

'Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures.

Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Spinifex Mouse Norma MacDonald , Norma MacDonald (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2013 Z1911808 2013 single work picture book children's 'Spinifex Mouse is the heart-warming tale of Cheeky, a spinifexhopping mouse, who lives in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Cheeky is an adventurous little mouse that loves to leap high into the air and practice acrobatic tricks. Every morning, when his family have returned to their burrow to sleep after a night's foraging, Cheeky sneaks out again to look for more food and practice his flips. Each day, he ventures a little further from the burrow. One morning, when Cheeky is far from home, he shows off his clever tricks in front of a hungry snake and becomes swept up in a heart-stopping and very risky adventure.' (Source: Magabala Books)
1 7 y separately published work icon Stolen Girl Trina Saffioti , Norma MacDonald (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2011 Z1760438 2011 single work picture book children's

'The story of the nameless fictional character in Stolen Girl, carefully and cautiously points out through text and images, the differences between life in the home she removed to (dorm life, routines, no family) to the family life she misses and dreams about (storytelling around the campfire, mornings with her mother on their verandah, fishing and swimming in the river).' Source: Heiss, Anita. Anita Heiss Blog, 14 March 2011. Sighted 16/3/2011)

1 3 y separately published work icon Corroboree Angus Wallam , Suzanne Kelly , Norma MacDonald (illustrator), Crawley : Cygnet Books , 2004 Z1141475 2004 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'It is springtime, Wirrin's favorite time of the year. He will go hunting with his father, collect ochre with his grandfather, dig wild sweet potato with his mother and gather wattle seeds for the best damper with his grandmother. Best of all, people are coming from far and wide for the big corroboree and Wirrin will see all his cousins and dance until only Yoowintj, the barn owl, is still awake. Corroboree is the story of Angus Wallam, Aboriginal Elder, as he tells Suzanne Kelly of his childhood memories.'  (Publication summary)

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