Book - Erubai in the Islands

Book - Erubai in the Islands

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About the book

This is a children's story set in the Torres Strait, beyond the northern tip of Cape York and yet still part of Queensland. It tells of the adventure of three island children and their pet pig, who is constantly geting them into trouble.

The story was written on the islands, and the drawing were based on sketches done there. It was designed as a project to give the children a book that they could relate to, and three schools were involved, the one on Mabuiag, and the two on Moa Island, at St Pauls and Kubin. Children in the three schools produced the stencils that decorate the lower part of each page.

Erubai the pig was real, and was still causing mischief on Mabuiag Island when we finally left. The children however were all invented, but based on a mixture of the various children who worked with us on the project.