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Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 The Ruby Prince
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'Folktale about a princess who will not be content until she knows the origin of her mysterious husband, the Ruby Prince. Her willfulness forces him to return to his people but with the help of a clever servant she wins him back forever' (source: contents page)


  • This text is told first in English, and then in Urdu.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is a re-telling of a Pakistani folktale.

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Language: English , Urdu
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    y separately published work icon Folktales from Australia's Children of the World Susanne Ferrier (illustrator), Jo Anne Hook (illustrator), Penelope Janic (illustrator), Roger Janovsky (illustrator), Giulietta Stomann (illustrator), John Petersen (illustrator), Andrew Parnell (illustrator), Alan White (illustrator), Charlotte Thodey (illustrator), Sydney : Ure Smith , 1979 Z1462947 1979 anthology prose children's dreaming story myth/legend A collection of thirty-three folktales from diverse national cultures that have contributed to Australia's heritage. Each tale is presented in English and followed by the language of the story's origin. The stories have been collected from community groups across Australia but makes no claims to the significance of the collection to identifying multiculturalism in Australia. The project was initiated by M.J.R. MacKellar, Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs at the time of production and Federal Liberal M.P. for the Division of Warringah from 1969-1994. MacKellar states in the 'Foreword': 'Children are a unifying element in any society, but their involvement in a country such as Australia, where people come from so many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, is of paramount importance. Not only are children a catalyst in drawing together all members of our society, but they are the future leaders and builders of the richly varied society that Australia is becoming. In building our nation, an understanding and appreciation of each other's background is vital.' Sydney : Ure Smith , 1979 pg. 104-109
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