Lyrebird! A True Story

When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as ‘A Miracle of the Dandenongs’. Soon, James was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking birdsongs other sounds echoed through bush. Word their friendship spread people travelled from near far to film record James. But with came change … This true story, retold by Jackie Kerin beautifully illustrated Peter Gouldthorpe, celebrates remarkable between gardener Australia’s most extraordinary birds.

Where do stories come from, and how we to know them? Daughters listen with wonder their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works predecessors. It is as if every story has within it an infallible truth, contained in echo its original telling. The storyteller recounts tale. listener hears, learns remembers. In due course they will retell same tale, adding something own. And so listeners time turn into storytellers. This inspiring book brings together across world who themselves became They reveal influenced them most, what drew further in, learnt, now wish share new generations. Tips, tools tales: read this book, take your turn.

Lyrebirds are native to Australia and were only scientifically documented in the late 18th Century still subject of exhaustive study this day. Their amazing calls exceptional skills mimicry have led them becoming many tall tales, is a well written guide real Lyrebird by man who has been into wild outback find them. Many earliest books, particularly those dating back 1900s before, now extremely scarce increasingly expensive. We republishing these classic works affordable, high quality, modern editions, using original text artwork.

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