The Crow and the Waterhole


FISH - Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health

Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2008)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award (Shortlisted 2008)
Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Shortlisted 2008)

There was once a crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning, she stared into the water, and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen.

Crow and the Waterhole is an inspiring and uplifting picture book for younger readers.

‘This is a glorious book, not only for its gentle, clear message but the way it’s delivered …’ Courier Mail

‘… it glows with colour.’ Reading Time

‘… a visual treat and a story with a timeless message.’ Magpies

‘A fable-like story on bright earthy coloured pages, it sends a positive message of the value of self-esteem to all ages.’Good Reading Magazine

About the Author

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the author and illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books as well as a YA dystopian series. Her books have been published in the United States, South Korea and China. Ambelin is a prolific commentator on diversity in children’s literature and a law academic at the University of Western Australia.

About the Book


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