Lucky Thamu

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This series explores the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling


During the school holiday, for the first time, Eli is going by himself to visit his grandfather, Thamu to go camping and prospecting. Eli loves being with Thamu, listening to his stories and learning about the country. Thamu knows lots about everything—but does Thamu know where to find gold, and will Eli will strike it lucky?


Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is the director of Pindi Pindi, the National Research Centre for Aboriginal Children, Families, and Community. She is the author of Barlay! and belongs to three groups of the Noongar people: Wadjuk (Swan River), Balladong (Wheatbelt), and Yued (Moora). Jaylon Tucker is an illustrator and identifies as a Wongi-Noongar.


“Strong storylines and unique cultural insights make these books successful additions to the Waarda series.”  —Junior Bookseller+Publisher