'Described by the author as a modern myth, Malu Kangaroo is a poignant story which tells of how people first learnt to surf. Malu Kangaroo, a kangaroo spirit, carves a piece of wood and takes it to some children playing on a beach. He floats it on the water and shows them how to use it. The children learn to balance and guide the board through the waves, "riding the high crests" and "flying before the crashing breakers".
With beautiful, evocative text and vibrant, intricate illustrations by acclaimed indigenous artist Bronwyn Bancroft, Malu Kangaroo combines Dreamtime and contemporary imagery.' Source: Publishers blurb (Sighted 19/08/2009).