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The Old Black Stump #TheOldBlackStump
Stephen Faulds
A nature fantasy for young readers in the style of Watership Down and Duncton Wood. The lizard tribes of the Canning River Wetlands worship Thuwun the creator of all life. They live where the Canning River sweeps around the eastern edge of Ferndale Flats on a giant Flooded Gum called Raven Tree. They practise their faith through the moon rituals and the making of mandalas. Jik a young skink of the Wril tribe sets out on a journey seeking truth beyond religion and ritual.