Didgeridoo

Didgeridoo, by Frédéric Marais

How a young Aborigine, thanks to a long and hollowed baton (the didgeridoo), pushed back the sky, thus allowing men and nature to blossom, and invented music.

At the beginning of time, there was so little space between the sky and the earth that men had to crawl on hands and knees to move around. But one day, a boy found a long baton, very straight and hard, and decided to use it for pushing the sky with all his strength. He pulled up the sky to make room for trees to grow and for kangaroos to jump. He pushed it back again, until mountains could rise up from the ground. Then the boy blew powerfully in the hollowed baton and music suddenly arose…

Hardcover picture book, 32 pages, 24 x 32 cm

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