Purinina, A Devil's Tale
Publisher: LOTHIAN - HACHETTE
Date of publication: 2007
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Theme/topic: Tasmania devils, flora, fauna, endangered species, environment, Tasmania, Australia, life cycles, birth, survival, indigenous language
Age group: Primary, Middle School +
Availability: currently sold out, please contact the publisher for details
Use of the Tasmanian Aboriginal word 'purinina' (pu-ree-nee-nah) in this book has been approved by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
This story recognises the official language of Tasmania's First Peoples and is created in respect of their elders, past, present and future.
When Purinina's mother does not return to the cave, what will happen to her and her brothers? Will the creature with two legs and a light for an eye hurt them?
Follow the life cycle of one of Australia's most unique creatures, the Tasmania Devil, or purinina (it's original name) from birth to adult hood. A prosaic journey to help everyone take a closer look at this amazing creature that is currently endangered.