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Mallee Sky (Jodi Toering, illus by Tannya Harricks, Walker Books)

The Australia of Mallee Sky is a familiar one—wide, red-brown, drought-stricken, unforgiving, yet strikingly beautiful—but never a cliche. The book avoids patronising children, instead welcoming them into a mature literary and painterly conversation. Toering’s language is both lyrical and accessible; the narrative dips into first person, helping children connect to...

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