Bubbay is lonely, with only the stars as friends. He lives in the desert tending his goats and sleeps under the stars. One night, Bubbay wishes for something he has never had – the stars hear him and, with the help of the magical Gubarlee and kangaroo, emu, crow and bower bird, Bubbay begins a quest to make his wish come true. A story full of magic, combined with richly textured illustrations. This popular book, frst published in 2012 as Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure, is re-edited and contains new illustrations, for the next generation of young readers.
Josie Wowolla Boyle is a Wonghi woman who was born in the desert of Western Australia. She is an acclaimed storyteller, singer and artist who has been enchanting children of all ages since the 1980s. Josie performs in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. She has made a number of recordings, worked as an artist in residence and featured on ABC's 5 Nations' Dreaming stories. She is also a regular presenter at literature and music festivals across WA
Fern Martins is an Ngarabul woman from New South Wales. Fern completed a Bachelor of Arts at South Australian Art School. She launched her artistic career at the age of 19 with her one-woman sculptural exhibition under the inspirational direction of Noel Sheridan. Fern also exhibited her landrights prints at the National Gallery. Fern's activism for Aboriginal Land Rights during the 1980s raised funds for emerging Land Councils. Together with other young Aboriginal urban artists, she started Boomalli, the frst Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, in Sydney in 1988. She also assisted the Sydney community to establish art programmes and workshops for Aboriginal Cooperatives and lectured at the University of Adelaide
Bubbay's Desert Adventure
Author: Josie Wowolla Boyle
Illustrator: Fern Martins