Ubby's Underdogs: Heroes Beginnings

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Magabala Books, 2019 - Juvenile Fiction - 172 pages
It's the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WWII. Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a small rag-tag gang known as the 'Underdogs'. Ubby's Underdogs: Heroes Beginnings (Book 2) is storytelling on a remarkable scale. It continues with established characters that have links to other worlds amidst an intricate backdrop of Aboriginal and Chinese mythology. In this second graphic novel of the Ubby's trilogy, efforts to locate Sai Fong, the Dragon Summoner, by Ubby and her gang have been halted by the ambitious pearling master Paul Donappleton. Yupman, the guardian of Sai Fong, is pushed to breaking point as his past reaches out to strike. Old myths and smoky legends from an ancient scroll begin to take on new meaning, and it becomes a race to unravel the truth for all involved. This is a gallant and thrilling tale that tests the limits of courage and friendship at all levels.

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About the author (2019)

Brenton McKenna E, (Author), Broome, Western Australia (Australia) - Brenton McKenna is a Yawuru artist and writer from Broome who fell in love with comic books at a young age. He studied visual arts at Goulburn TAFE and in 2009 was one of twenty successful applicants to be awarded a highly sought after mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors. Brenton has attended numerous literary festivals and art workshop/residencies, and in doing so, has generated much national and international interest. He has also illustrated Living Alongside the Animals - Anangu Way by Eileen Wani Wingfield and Emily Munyungka Austin (IAD Press, 2009). Ubby's Underdogs: The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon (Book 1) and Ubby's Underdogs: Return of the Dragons (Book 3) are published by Magabala Books.

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