A delightful and educational picture book for children that introduces First Nations seasonal calendars. 

Written by Aunty Munya Andrews with Illustrations by Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

Aunty Munya Andrews reading her book, Ask Aunty: Seasons.

“Children will be left bursting with questions, a non-European perspective on seasonal time, and a deep longing to eat gaamba (pandanus nuts). Perfect for any curious (and incurious!) children aged 5–10, Ask Aunty is a sumptuous gift.”

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Have you ever been excited for the first day of summer, only to be disappointed when it arrives cold and rainy?

For First Nations People, the seasons don’t change when the calendar does. Instead, we can look for changes in plants, animals, water, weather, fire and the stars. 

Aunty Munya explains how there are six seasons on her Country. Mankal is the rainy season, bringing strong winds from the ocean, while Barrgan is the season when bush fruits are most plentiful. 

With stunning illustrations by Charmaine Ledden-Lewis, Ask Aunty: Seasons encourages all readers to develop a greater awareness of the land, waters and sky, showing how they can help us in our everyday lives.

The video above is an extract from Aunty Munya’s interview with Dan Bourchier on ABC’s The Drum (15 November 2023) – you can watch the full interview on iView here (from 42 minutes).

About the Author: Aunty Munya is an Elder from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Like many Aboriginal people, she has learned to work and live in two worlds. Educated in Australia and the USA, she has degrees in anthropology and law. She has practised law in Victoria and New South Wales as a solicitor and barrister, and is equally well-versed in the traditional laws, customs and practices of her People. Aunty Munya is the co-director of Evolve Communities, which specialises in cultural awareness training and ally accreditation.

About the Illustrator:  Charmaine Ledden-Lewis is a proud Bundjalung woman and award-winning illustrator, residing on Dharug and Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains. Charmaine brings vivid and emotive visual storytelling to each book she creates. She is passionate about sharing First Nations experiences and perspectives, through the language of art and visual literacy, with everyone she meets and encourages all to transcend inhibition and find their creativity.

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