When the Snake Bites the SunChildren of the Kimberly
The book is based on a story told by David Mowaljarlai of the Ngarinyin people to Aboriginal children living in the Kimberley, Western Australia and compiled by Pamela Lofts. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. David Mowaljarlai said, "We want our children to see the daylight and the sun go down on our land, the home of the Dreamtime, and to live there to their old age and really understand their culture." The story evokes concepts of how important natural elements are and the triumph of good over evil.
Author: Children of the Kimberly
Publication date: 01/10/2004