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A moving celebration of the Australian outback and the special connection between grandparent and grandchild.

Eve thought that living in the middle of nowhere was better than living anywhere else in the world . . . Only one thing made Eve sad. She hadn't seen Nan since they left the city long ago.

Eve lives in a roadhouse in the middle of the Nullarbor and when her Nan visits one day, Eve shows her all the things that are special about where she lives.

A moving celebration of the Australian outback and the special connection between grandparent and grandchild.
Praise for Hello From Nowhere:
This is a children's book that makes you want to live within its pages. Hello from Nowhere is about Eve, a little girl who lives in the country. Her home is a place that some adults write off as being dull, specifically her Nan who won't visit. Eve finds joy in the simplest of things — lying ona warm flat rock, a bobtail lizard and just having the time to run. When Nan does visit she is surprised by what she learns. Sometimes the perspective of a child reminds us of what is precious in our lives.' The West Australian

'Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair have created the most endearing child protagonist I have met this year in their fabulous picture book Hello From Nowhere. Raewyn Caisley's enthusiasm and appreciation of the Australian outback oozes out of this great story. My children and I enjoyed the way Eve, the main character, interacted with her wonderful surroundings. We had a glimpse of how interesting a roadhouse can be. It was very empowering to see Eve come up with an idea of how to get her Nan to visit, and it was heartwarming when Eve shows her Nan how special it is to live in the middle of nowhere. Karen Blair has done an amazing job in bringing ALL the characters to life. Her illustrations are fun, appealing, and full of emotion. Whether it's sharing a laugh, sharing a magical moment or sharing a hug, this relationship between grandmother and granddaughter is beautifully presented. This picture book would make a great gift and would be a lovely addition to children's libraries (I have already given a copy to our school library!).' Kids Review Crew
'This is a uniquely Australian book, celebrating as it does what makes the outback so special. But it's also a moving look at the bond between grandparent and grandchild. Heart-warming.' Kids' Book Review
'Hello From Nowhere is a lovely story about the magic, importance and character of Australia's outback. . . Classically Australian and a lovely story of the bond between a girl and her grandmother, this story offers kids some great insight into life outside of the big smoke – where magic abounds. The detailed and thoughtful illustrations of Hello From Nowhere pull children and parents right into a place of red dust and star-filled nights.' Review Zoo

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    August 27, 2014


    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

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  • EBook


    September 1, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
    Picture Book
  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    Children's Literature
  • WA Premier's Book Awards
    Children's Books
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    Picture Books

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