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Beware the Argula!

When two boys go fishing they are unaware that the Argula, the bush devil, is watching them and helping itself to all their fish. The boys finally see the Argula’s glowing red eyes – but it is too late and they become the Argula’s next meal! When they are rescued, they are unconscious and have to be shocked back to consciousness by fire ants. Once safely home they vow to never be greedy again and to always watch out for the Argula.

This is the second title in the Kimberley Art Centre Series, working with Kirsty Burgu from Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre. The story was told to Kirsty as a child and the Arugula is not considered to be myth but it is thought to exist – rock art featuring the Argula are found along the Kimberly coastline.


Praise for Beware the Argula!

“...a scary fun story, told with lightness of touch...a beautifully produced book that will be loved by children...”
Reading Time, Kevin Brophy

“Highly recommended...perfect read aloud and a fabulous choice when a scary story is what children would like to hear. The illustrations are outstanding…”
ReadPlus, Pat Pledger

Kirsty Burgu

Kirsty is a Ngarinyin Worrorra woman and was born and lives at Mowanjum Community. Kirsty is as intensely engaged with the traditional culture of her people as she is with Christianity. She deftly portrays the stories and philosophy of these...

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