River Boy


A puppetry book by Wugularr children and community.

This is the story of a boy and a river. One day the river became dirty, so the boy decided that he needed to find out why. So he walked and he walked, following the water. As he walked animals and spirits appeared to help him and guide him on his way.

Published 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9874291-9-3


RiverBoy was created at Wugularr School with the 5/6 class and at Ghunmarn Culture Centre with members of Djilpin Arts. The project was facilitated by puppeteer Jenny Ellis and Italian theatre teacher and fool Giovanni Fusetti over five days of workshops in June 2013.

Story by Tom E Lewis.

A Djilpin Arts production in partnership with Little Wing Puppets, Kids’ Own Publishing and Helikos International School of Theatre Creation.