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Rosanne Hawke; Robert R. Ingpen (Illustrator) | Wombat Books | 9781925139259

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EVERY DAY Mustara and Taj look out onto a sea of yellow-red dust and stones. The sand rolls and shifts. Taj's father says it is like the waves of the ocean and the spinifex bushes are little boats blown about by the wind. Taj longs to take his young camel into the desert to explore, but like a storm in the ocean, the desert can turn wild. Taj and Mustara must prove their strength and courage. Mustara was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and is a CBCA Notable Book. 'Mustara shows that friendship, trust and a good camel can overcome even the pitiless outback. Highly recommended.' Adelaide's Child 'Ingpen's illustrations are outstanding...I was astounded by my need to brush the grit from the page.' Magpies

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