Malu Kangaroo

Author(s): Judith Morecroft; Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)

Picture Books

This poignant story tells of how people first learned to surf through Malu Kangaroo, a kangaroo spirit, who carves a piece of wood and takes it to some children playing on a beach. He floats it on the water and shows them how to use it. The children learn to balance and guide the board through the waves "riding the high crests" and "flying before the crashing breakers."


Product Information

Judith Morecroft grew up in East Gippsland. She worked for many years in teaching and in educational administration. Nowadays she lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband and has two children and two grandchildren. Malu Kangaroo is her first published children's story. Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer whose artworks have been collected and shown by galleries throughout Australia and around the world. A descendant of the Bundjalung people, Bronwyn has illustrated several children's books, including Big Rain Coming (by Katrina Germein) and Patterns of Australia (published by Little Hare Books).

General Fields

  • : 9781921272516
  • : Little Hare Books
  • : Little Hare Books
  • : August 2008
  • : 280mm X 216mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : 40
  • : Paperback
  • : Judith Morecroft; Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)