The Flying Emu: A collection of Australian stories
Sally Morgan writes and illustrates some of her best short stories in this amusing and entertaining compilation. The witty stories, with a folktale feel, are based around a host of characters which are Australian animals, non-native animals, spirits, planets, the sun and moon, and humans. The first story is the title story The Flying Emu where a beautifully-coloured emu learns about vanity and immodesty when he and his friends race to the sun. •The original version of The Flying Emu was Sally’s first published children’s book •Some of these stories were drawn from Sally’s own childhood, while others were suggested by the intertests of her children, nieces and nephews •The Flying Emu has a companion title, The Greedy Crocodile, which will be published in March 2012
Sally Morgan is both a writer and a visual artist. Sally loves animals and is passionate about the Australian bush. Sally has written books for both children and adults. Her autobiography, My Place, is an Australian classic. It has been published in a special children’s edition called Sally’s Story. Together with her adult children, Sally wrote the Stopwatch series as well as several picture books, including Curly and the Fent, Curly Saves Grandma’s House, Sam’s Bush Journey and Me and My Dad. Sally is a respected visual artist whose work has won international acclaim. She is represented in galleries in Australia, US and elsewhere. Sally is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of northwest Western Australia.