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About the book
  • Published: 4 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780143500452
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Big Rain Coming


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A lyrical story about waiting for the rain to come to an isolated Aboriginal community. Tension in the community builds as the rain clouds thicken and grow dark. Everybody waits. When will the rain come?

  • Pub date: 4 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780143500452
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Katrina Germein

Katrina Germein grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1997 she began teaching at Minyerri, a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. Minyerri was the setting for her first picture book, Big Rain Coming, and the story of Leaving was also inspired by her experiences there. Katrina now lives and works in Adelaide with her husband Steve, her son Hugo and dog Sunny.


Awards & Recognition

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Nominated • 2016 • Illustration


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