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From School Library Journal Grade 3-6-- Reynolds focuses her attention and her camera on a few individuals to relate information about daily life among the Tiwi, who live off the coast of northern Australia. After an introduction that briefly examines the concepts of walkabout and Dreamtime, readers meet a young girl who asks her mother to tell her a story about their tribe. Through this story and other details, readers learn about Tiwi art, food gathering, and customs. The author concludes with a two-page addendum about her experiences living with this group. Some of the full-color photographs have postcard beauty, while others are almost surrealistic; all are outstanding. Captions are used sparingly to explain ideas introduced in the text. Down Under will be successful as curriculum support , in conjunction with Browne's An Aboriginal Family (Lerner, 1985), which looks at another Northern Territory tribe, or Cobb's This Place Is Lonely (Walker, 1991) , and as supplementary reading for children interested in learning more about Australia's native peoples. A world map on the endpapers pinpoints the Tiwis' home. --Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, AustinCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'After an introduction that briefly examines the concepts of walkabout and Dreamtime, readers meet a young girl who asks her mother to tell her a story about their tribe. Through this story and other details, readers learn about Tiwi art, food gathering, and customs. The author concludes with a two-page addendum about her experiences living with this group. Some of the full-color photographs have postcard beauty, while others are almost surrealistic; all are outstanding. Captions are used sparingly to explain ideas introduced in the text. Down Under will be successful as curriculum support , in conjunction with Browne's An Aboriginal Family (Lerner, 1985), which looks at another Northern Territory tribe, or Cobb's This Place Is Lonely (Walker, 1991), and as supplementary reading for children interested in learning more about Australia's native peoples. A world map on the endpapers pinpoints the Tiwis' home.' -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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