Flytrap

Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor
NZD $18.99

Nancy wants so much to be the centre of attention at school that she makes up a story - a wish, really. But with the help of stories from both sides of her family - white Australian and Aborginal - she learns something about what is true for her, and what she herself has to offer.

BOORI MONTY PRYOR: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13

Nancy is worried. She's said she has a Venus Flytrap, but she hasn't really got one, and now the teacher wants her to bring it in to show the class. It wasn't really a lie, it was more like.a wish.

At home Nancy is grabbing stories out of the air. Maybe the flytrap ate so many blowflies it got sick? She pesters Mum and One-two-three Gee, and their stories help her find something special of her own. What will Nancy tell her class in the morning?

Flytrap is a playful and inspiring book about what stories can do.

Author bio:

Meme McDonald was a writer and photographer who created books for young people and adults.

Boori Pryor is from North Queensland. His mother's people are Kunggandji and his father is from the Birra-gubba Nation. Boori is a performer, storyteller and writer.

Meme and Boori co-wrote Maybe Tomorrow(Penguin, March 1998) with Margaret Dunkle as consulting editor. The Binna Binna Man (Allen + Unwin 1999) won Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2000. Meme and Boori also co-wrote two prize-winning books which have been adapted for theatre. My Girragundji (Allen + Unwin 1998) had two seasons touring nationally with The Bell Shakespeare Company, and Njunjul The Sun (Allen + Unwin 2002) - which received the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction - was adapted by Kooemba Djarra Theatre Company and produced with QPAC in Brisbane.

Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781865086088
Awards: Commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers 2003 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2002
Page Extent: 64
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 6 - 11
Subject: Children's fiction