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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Sugarbag
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'The Sugarbag is the adventure story of Jimmy and Max, two young brothers, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. Walking through the bush, they encounter an Australian native stingless bee buzzing around their heads. This gives Jimmy the opportunity to teach little Max all he has learned from his

grandfather about hunting for 'sugarbag'. Sugarbag is the European word for the honey produced by the stingless bee.

The boys go racing through the bush in pursuit of the bee hoping it will lead them to its hive. This is Max's first encounter with hunting for sugarbag and he doesn't really understand what they are searching for, preferring to imagine some sort of bush treasure trove filled with sweets.

'Sugarbag is a favourite treat for Aboriginal people. We call it ngarruu.

When Grandfather was a little boy, he went hunting for ngarruu with his father,' Jimmy explained proudly. Max imagined bags of sweets piled up high. 'Mmmm, sugarbag sounds yummy,' he rubbing his belly' (Publisher blurb).

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    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2012 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781921248474

Works about this Work

[Review] The Sugarbag Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of The Sugarbag Nola Turner-Jensen , 2012 single work picture book
[Review] The Sugarbag Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of The Sugarbag Nola Turner-Jensen , 2012 single work picture book
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