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Friday 24 April 2020

Review: Coming Home To Country

Coming Home To Country invites readers to journey with acclaimed Australian author and illustrator, Bronwyn Bancroft, a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalong nation.

Under the deep blue sky, between the stark tree trunks, is the valley leading on to the three hills to home. Bancroft's words and images strongly invoke that moment of recognition of returning to where one belongs.

With each turn of the page, readers are immersed in the palette of leaf green, red rust, yellow ochre, deep blue and crimson. The flowing style of Bancroft's art sweeps readers along from inhaling the breath of the valley to the wonder of a majestic downpour.

Bancroft's narrative and images, whirl together to create an immense sense of love, belonging, joy and peace. 

Bronwyn Bancroft has illustrated and been both author and illustrator of many children's books, including Clever Crow, Shapes of Australia, Remembering Lionsville and Why I Love Australia.

Title: Coming Home To Country
Author/Illustrator: Bronwyn Bancroft
Publisher: Little Hare Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781760501921
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book