My Country

Illustrated by Sally Morgan and written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Paperback
Price
$16.95

Bestselling author and internationally renowned artist Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a story celebrating country. A gorgeous new picture book in simple, lyrical prose and vibrant colour.

Author Ezekiel Kwaymullina says, ‘The book was inspired by my Nana and Gran, who passed on their love of country to me.’

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
’It’s a must for all libraries. [four stars out of five]’ Good Reading Magazine

‘This is a book every Aussie child should read.’ Sunday Times

‘… a loving and jubilant celebration of Australia, depicting the landscape as a diverse, bountiful and welcoming playground … Morgan and Kwaymullina’s text is outstanding–lively yet lyrical. This is an excellent introduction to the important concepts of nationality and belonging, while the underlying journey from morning to night also makes for a soothing bedtime read.’ Junior Books+Publishing

My Country, … is both enchanting and joyous.’ Artist’s Chronicle

‘Dreaming, exploring and wondering about the world is part of the essence of early childhood. This new Australian Aboriginal picture book … provides an excellent vehicle for supporting young readers to do just that, with vivid illustrations and a gentle dusting of text.’ Bright Hub

‘Sally Morgan’s pictures, strongly inspired by Aboriginal tradition, are unusual and beautiful. The pages are full of zinging colour [with] a lovely sense of design.’ Magpies Magazine

‘Rich, busy and vital, her paintings are filled with movement as the little girl slides down the river snake’s rainbow and rides the whispering wind.’ The Age

‘A vibrantly beautiful story book for young readers.’ M/C Reviews

‘… a delightful story of a little girl free to roam on land, sea and in the sky.’ Koori Mail

Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Books (Notable Book 2012)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Early Childhood (Notable Book 2012)

Properties
ISBN 9781921888694 (Paperback)
Formats Picture Book (210 x 230mm) (Paperback)
Categories Award Winning
Indigenous Writing
Children's Picture Books
Pages 24
Publication Year 2011
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Ezekiel Kwaymullina

    Ezekiel Kwaymullina is from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Read more

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    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Read more