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How the Birds Got Their Colours

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Summary

How the Birds Got Their Colours is based on a story told by Mary Albert, of the Bardi people, to Aboriginal children living in Broome, Western Australia.

The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. Mary Albert said, "Would you like to hear a story from long ago? My mother used to tell me lots of stories, but this story I loved the best, because I loved the birds."

About The Author

Pamela Lofts is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Pamela Lofts include Hunwick's Egg, Koala Lou, How the Animals Got their Tails (Cambridge Reading).

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Korff, J 2021, How the Birds Got Their Colours, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/how-the-birds-got-their-colours>, retrieved 25 July 2021

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