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y separately published work icon The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities anthology   children's fiction   prose   children's  
Note: Authors live in remote communities across Australia.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities
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'In the past few years as an ILF [Indigenous Literacy Foundation] ambassador, Andy Griffiths has travelled around Australia with other members of the Australian book industry to conduct writing workshops with students in remote communities.

'The students were given small blank "books" and invited to fill these books - using both picture and words - with a story based on their own lives. These stories could be true or fictional or a mixture of both. They could be dramatic, funny or simply about an activity they love.

'The thirteen stories included in this book tell tales of playing with friends, riding motorbikes, picking berries, hunting for emu eggs and wild pigs, terrifying turkeys and angry mamus.

'The ILF was set up to help get desperately needed books and literary resources into remote indigenous communities. But as this book so clearly shows, sharing stories is a two-way street.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 114p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781742610573 (pbk), 1742610579 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Indigenous Literacy BlackWords : Indigenous Literacy Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 9) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

'While the education of all Australians should remain the role and goal of government, the grassroots, community work of the Australian book industry facilitated by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has created a model for what is possible in terms of increasing Indigenous reading rates through strategic, culturally appropriate and interesting approaches. This paper aims to give a brief history of the ILF with some statistics on Indigenous literacy and discusses some of the reasons literacy rates are so low in remote communities. It ends with testimonials from those benefiting from the work of the Foundation.'

Source: Author's introduction.

Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities 2011 anthology children's fiction prose
Kids' Stories in Print 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 October no. 512 2011; (p. 62)

— Review of The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities 2011 anthology children's fiction prose
A book of 13 stories written by Aboriginal children from the remotest parts of Australian has gone into its second re-print, after its official launch on Indigenous Literacy Day last month. (Source: Koori Mail Ed. 512 Oct. 2011)
Building a Strong Foundation Jean Ferguson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 6 September 2011; (p. 38)
A Pair Of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 - 11 September 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
Paperbark Writers' Stories from the Heart Amos Aikman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 August 2011; (p. 4)

— Review of The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities 2011 anthology children's fiction prose
Kids' Stories in Print 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 October no. 512 2011; (p. 62)

— Review of The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities 2011 anthology children's fiction prose
A book of 13 stories written by Aboriginal children from the remotest parts of Australian has gone into its second re-print, after its official launch on Indigenous Literacy Day last month. (Source: Koori Mail Ed. 512 Oct. 2011)
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of The Naked Boy and the Crocodile : Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities 2011 anthology children's fiction prose
Writers Bring Nasty Crocs and Niceties Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 September 2011; (p. 22)
Silly Stories with a Serious Message Elisabeth Tarica , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 September 2011; (p. 12)
A Pair Of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 - 11 September 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
Building a Strong Foundation Jean Ferguson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 6 September 2011; (p. 38)
Indigenous Literacy BlackWords : Indigenous Literacy Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 9) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

'While the education of all Australians should remain the role and goal of government, the grassroots, community work of the Australian book industry facilitated by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has created a model for what is possible in terms of increasing Indigenous reading rates through strategic, culturally appropriate and interesting approaches. This paper aims to give a brief history of the ILF with some statistics on Indigenous literacy and discusses some of the reasons literacy rates are so low in remote communities. It ends with testimonials from those benefiting from the work of the Foundation.'

Source: Author's introduction.

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