Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia

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Pan Macmillan Limited, Sep 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 25 pages
At the time the world is being born, only Crocodile Man has fire, and he jealously guards it. One day, while Crocodile Man is distracted, Bird Woman steals his fire and flies off to give heat and light to the whole land. Putting firesticks in her tail, she becomes the rainbow bird.

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User Review  - Bethany1221 - LibraryThing

This book is about a crocodile who has the gift of producing fire. He is very selfish and never lets anyone have any of his fire. Until one day Bird Woman gets a chance to take the fire sticks from crocodile man. She then spreads fire all around the country for others to have! Read full review

RAINBOW BIRD: An Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia

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From the adapter of The Fire Children (p. 788), a tale that explains how man came to possess fire. A drab but determined parrot snatches a firestick from Crocodile Man, its sole owner, while he's ... Read full review

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