Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise tells the story of Guluu, a magpie that is furious he is being bullied by a group of pesky butcher birds. This morality tale is the third book in a series of stories inspired by words of wisdom passed down to the author by his indigenous elders. Mad Magpie was first published in 2016 by Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation. Books authored by Gregg Dreise have appeared on the Premiers Reading Challenge and he was the winner of the Speech Pathology Australia 2017 Indigenous Children's Book of the Year Award.
A descendant of the Kamilaroi tribe, from south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales, Gregg was born and raised in St George, Queensland and moved to Noosa during high school. Gregg is a teacher based on the Sunshine Coast.
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