Back On Country – Welcome to Our Country [Picture book]

  • Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing, Illustrated by David Hardy
  • Hardback
  • A & U Children
  • 01/11/2022
  • ISBN: 9781761065088

RRP: $24.99 (Inc. GST)


A joyful story about the power of reconnecting to family, culture and Country. The bestselling and award-winning Welcome to Our Country series aims to connect young children, parents and educators with First Nations history and culture. From Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, former journalist Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

‘Where are we going again?’ asks Lucy.
‘Back on Country,’ says Mum. ‘Where we’re going is where your nanna comes from, where we come from. Our Country is special to us. You’ll see.’It’s Lucy and David’s first time back on Country.
They meet their cousins and Elders, and see special places, learn local language words and hear stories as old as time.Join them to feel the strength that comes from being back on Country.

‘This series is one of the most significant publications available to help our young children understand and appreciate the long-overdue recognition of our First Nations people in schools.’ Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian


Somebody’s Land really stands out as a book of meaning and education not just for Indigenous kids to learn but non-Indigenous to learn and understand the history of this country. And it soothes my soul.’ Karajia Award for Children’s Literature judge Bunna Lawrie

‘This book should be in every school library so parents and teachers can read it to their children and begin an important discussion.’ Good Reading

‘This is honest, lively and vital reading for the whole family.’ The Big Issue

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