Where’s Jessie? – Brian, Janeen

<p> Where’s Jessie? </p>

Title

Where’s Jessie?

Author

Brian, Janeen

Illustrator

Spudvilas, Anne

Publisher

National Library of Australia Publisher

Published Date

2015

Annotation

Bertie is a real, much-loved teddy bear, that inspired this story. During his long trip across the Australian desert, Bertie is separated from Jessie, his owner, and has exciting and dangerous adventures with a cameleer, a snake and a hawk before a happy reunion. The picture book highlights Australia’s cameleers, mostly of Muslim faith, who were an important part of Australia’s history with these details included at the back of the book.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, History, Racial identity

Audience

Early childhood, Primary

AC Links/EYLF

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