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In this lyrical celebration of place, the children of Mornington Island explore their home in words and pictures. This is a collaboration with much-loved children's picture-book creators authors Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey.

Our island lies beneath a big blue sky, surrounded by the turquoise sea. Turtles glide through the clear salt water, and dugongs graze on banks of seagrass.

In this lyrical celebration of place, the children of Mornington Island explore their home in words and pictures. This is a collaboration with much-loved children's picture-book creators authors Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey.

All royalties from Our Island and one dollar from the sale of each copy are donated to Mornington Island State School to fund art projects in the community.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143505938

    August 29, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    34 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9780670077687

    April 23, 2014

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743482667

    April 30, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

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    • eBooks

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Shortlisted
    Indigenous Children
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Notable Book
    Early Childhood
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Notable Book
    Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
  • WA Premier's Book Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Children's Books
  • Melbourne Prize for Literature
    2018
    Winner
    Alison Lester