Monday, 24 February 2014

Our Island

It's great to see the books are slowly coming in again after the festive break and today's offering is one that was worth the wait.

Our Island is a collaboration between the students of Mornington Island State School, Children's Laureate, Alison Lester and author/illustrator Elizabeth Honey.

Mornington Island is the largest island within a group of 23 in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. The largest community, Gununa, has a population of around 1200. Mornington Island is the traditional country of the Lardil people.

Alongside Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey, the children of Mornington Island State School have beautifully captured the natural wonders of their home through poetic prose and crayon-resist illustrations. This book is definitely one to treasure.  

Our island lies beneath a big blue sky,
surrounded by the turquoise sea.

Our Island
By the children of Gununa with Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey
Publication date: 23 April, 2014
RRP $24.99 hardcover

All of the royalties from this publication, as well as $1.00 from the sale of each copy, is being donated to Mornington Island State School to help support other innovative art projects in the community.

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