It’s been five years in the planning but Krysten Walker-Cox’s story about a young boy’s desire to learn the didgeridoo has finally reached completion.
Didgeridoo Dreaming is the uplifting story of a young drummer, James Edge, and his desire to learn possibly the world’s oldest wind instrument.
James was still a pupil at Maitland Public School when Ms Walker-Cox, an artist, sculptor and writer, started the book. He is now a year 10 student at the Hunter School of Performing Arts.
“The story is inspired by real-life events and how a remarkable, kind, indigenous musician [Lewis Burns fulfilled James’ desperate desire to learn the didgeridoo,” Ms Walker-Cox said.
“The book has taken five years to complete and James is now a high school student but he still enjoys playing his precious didgeridoo.”
Also making an appearance throughout the book is former Maitland Public School conductor John Grey and James’ family and friends.
Didgeridoo Dreaming will be launched at McDonald Brothers Booksellers on Saturday, August 11.