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Debut author and Biripi man Adam Duncan brings to life the bunyip, an animal
from First Nations mythology that holds great fascination for children.
Striking illustrations by Paul Lalo of Soymilk Studio have a unique 3D collage style.
Series builds on the innovation of the National Museum’s Discovery Centre,
bringing five Australian stories, based on the five areas of the centre’s play space,
to children and their carers. The series will encourage conversations around place,
identity and Australian stories in a dynamic and exciting way.
Age range 0 to 6
On a starless night Wumbirr leaves the safety of the campfire and is captured by
the fearsome bunyip. Ngariin will need everything she has learnt about the bush
and her Country to rescue her little brother and escape the bunyip.
Part Sky Country creation story, part exciting adventure tale, The Bunyip and the
Stars is the first in a series of five picture books featuring stories from Australia
inspired by the National Museum of Australia’s new immersive play space for
children – the Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre.
Author: Adam Duncan
Publisher: National Museum of Australia
Published Date: April 2023