Nancy wants so much to be the centre of attention at school that she makes up a story - a wish really. She tells the teacher that she has a Venus Flytrap at home. But when the teacher asks her to bring the plant in to show the class, Nancy is stuck! What's she going to do? At home Nancy starts making up stories to explain away the first one. Maybe the flytrap ate so many flies that it got sick and died? She pesters her white Mum and her Aboriginal Dad to try and help. Together they find a story that Nancy can call her own. What will Nancy tell her class in the morning? Flytrap is a playful and inspiring book about what stories can do.
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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.About the Author:
Meme McDonald is a writer and photographer who creates 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.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13 x 19.5 cm. 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. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-42054632