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WINNER, 2019 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIER’S BOOK AWARDS, DAISY UTEMORRAH AWARD
Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She’s not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.
A new year starts like normal—school, family, hockey, dancing. But this year hasn’t gone to plan! There’s a big art assignment, a drought, a broken wrist AND the biggest bushfires her town has ever seen!
Bindi is a verse novel for mid-upper primary students. Written ‘for those who plant trees’, Bindi explores climate, bushfires, and healing. Written from the point of view of 11-year-old, Bindi and her friends on Gundungurra Country.
"The beautiful illustrations are perfectly detailed balancing the sparsity of the text, with a story of incredible power."
– The West Australian
"...wonderfully engaging verse novel...Bindi is a must-read for ages seven and up."
– Hannah Gardiner, Books+Publishing
"Highly recommended...beautifully written heartwarming story…"
– Helen Eddy, ReadPlus
"...an enlightening verse novel...a lovely blend of appeal and lyricism and incorporates language so skilfully that young readers will understand the Gundungurra words."
– Joy Lawn, Paperbark Words
"Kirli’s expressive language is beautifully paired with the equally expressive illustrations of Bigambul artist Dub Leffler...It is a visceral read and bone-achingly moving."
– Oh Creative Day