Whistle for a Possum (and other Papuan tales)

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About the author:
Barbara Lunow was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the second of six children. Her love of books and words began with her mother reading children's classics at bedtime.

Lunow served as a nurse (and along with her husband) as a linguist-translator to the primitive Sougb tribe of Papua, Indonesia for over 35 years. Barbara faithfully wrote monthly reports to their family and supporters at home. She was field editor for many years and wrote articles about their work.

Lunow's books are Are We There Yet? (details the first years of the Lunow family's journey) and Star Drops and Spider Hairs, a chapbook of free verse poetry about the Sougb people, their language and culture.

Barbara and her husband live in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Whistle for a Possum (and other Papuan tales)

Authored by Barbara Lunow

Come, have an adventure on a small island near Indonesia. Meet the primitive Sough tribe. Through the tales of your personal guide Dessy, discover their customs and beliefs passed down through the ages.

Questions at the end of every story section in addition to illustrations gives the reader a better understanding of the tribe's daily life. The book can be used as a cultural study guide in schools and for parents to teach their children.

Publication Date:
0692783946 / 9780692783948
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology

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