A Is For Aunty - Softcover


  • More than just an alphabet book ...
  • This stunning picture book was inspired by growing up on a mission in northern New South Wales
  • Using the letters A-Z as a framework, Elaine Russell depicts daily routines and incidents at the mission, including billycart racing, fishing for yabbies and having a possum as a pet
  • A is for Aunty became the 2001 Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Information Book Honour Book, and was shortlisted for the 2001 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award. No children's bookshelf is complete without this classic

Elaine Russell was born in Tingha, northern New South Wales, in 1941. She spent most of her childhood on the Aboriginal mission at Lake Cargelligo, where her father was a handyman. In 1993, Elaine enrolled in a visual arts course and was finally able to realise her lifelong ambition to be a painter. Her work has been displayed - and is held by - museums and galleries around the world.

Pages: 40

Published: September 2001

Size (cm): 22.8 x 24.8 x 0.5

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