Jodi Toering a reading recovery teacher in Ballarat. Mallee
Sky is her first book.
Tannya Harricks is an award-winning visual artist/painter based in Sydney, Australia. Her paintings are derived from sketches done out in the landscape and brought to life in the studio with intense layers of oil paint and bold, confident brushstrokes. She has exhibited in Sydney for many years and has been awarded the Waverley Art Prize and Hornsby Art Prize. She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Mosman Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Benalla Nude, Gallipoli Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize. She has previoulsy illustrated Dingo for the Walker Books list.
Toering's words and Harricks' illustrations combine perfectly to
represent the celebration of rain and the joy, hope and relief it
can bring. * CBCA: Reading Time Blog *
Every brush stroke of this picture book is a masterpiece and every sentence a poetic homage to the sunset country and its strength. * Kids Book Review *
Both the text and the illustrations are magnificent, capturing the features of the Australian country landscape and life in an Australian farming town with poignant beauty. * Blog of Dad *
[a] most evocative book with poetic text and stunning illustrations * The Bottom Shelf *
A beautiful and timely story to read with children, the towns along the highway are getting smaller as each year passes, highlighting the difficulty of making a living in this marginal land. But the sunsets are amazing, the landscape breathtaking and the wildlife astounding, the images in this outstanding book reflecting the emotional pull of this part of Australia * ReadPlus *
This engaging picture book...captures the beauty and interest of Mallee landscapes throughout Australia. Recommended for its splendid illustrations, insightful text and evocation of communities and farming cycles in the Mallee country areas throughout Australia * Magpies Magazine *