When Bartja's best friend Mayila plans to leave the forest they live in to visit the ocean, Bartja wants to find her the perfect parting gift. With some advice from Uncle Ambrose and the forest animals, Bartja creates a gift that Mayila will treasure. Bartja and Mayila written by Sue Atkinson (Yorta Yorta) and illustrated by Annette Sax (Taungurung). This is the first book in the YSS series, giving young children insight into Indigenous Victorian culture. The Yarn Strong Sista series is supported by background notes and ideas for related activities.