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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.


Alison Lester was the Australian Children's Laureate, 2012–2013. She has won the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. She is the author of Bibs and Boots, Happy and Sad, and Magic Beach. Elizabeth Honey writes poetry, picture books, and novels. She is the author of Not a Nibble!, Ten Blue Wrens, and That's Not a Daffodil!