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The Land Belongs To Me

Authors: Alys Jackson Illustrator: Illustrator Shane McGrath
(8 customer reviews)
26/Aug/2019
Children, Family
32
Paperback
230mmx260mm
9781922265111
$14.99

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An inspirational rhyming tale about the importance of sharing, solving conflict and caring for our world.

The land is mine …
From the daisy to the tree …
Each and every flower …
Every twig belongs to me!

From the beetle to the general and the animals and people in between, every creature stakes a claim on the land … from the cities to the islands, to every rock, nook and cranny … But where can this lead? What will be left? Perhaps the wise worm has the answer.

A delight to read aloud!

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Alys Jackson

Alys Jackson

Alys’s poetry and short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online journals across the world. In 2017, she received the Poetry Award at the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts and the Harold Goodwin Short Story Award. Her first picture book comes after years reflecting on her travels and sharing her stories and wisdom on […]

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Illustrator Shane McGrath

Illustrator Shane McGrath

Shane McGrath is a talented artist/illustrator from Melbourne. His mum says he was always talented (all mum’s say that) and one of the first artworks Shane made was when he bit his toast in the shape of a horse. He always loved drawing pictures and reading books, especially Where the Wild Things Are and Asterix […]

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8 reviews for The Land Belongs To Me

  1. children will easily see the outcome of land disputes and through this story, predict what will happen when such disputes occur. They will be relieved when turning the page the story comes to a resolution, one that more should abide by. – Fran Knight

  2. The illustrations engender a feeling of comedy behind the story, diffusing the reality somewhat, making it more palatable to younger readers. This will readily encourage students to talk about their environment, who owns it and just who is responsible. ReadPlus
    https://www.readplus.com.au/blog_detail.php?id=10228

  3. An inspirational tale which is easy for all children to understand. It keeps you gripped until the very last page! Definitely worth the read.

  4. This is such a lovely book to read to my children. It’s got a catchy rhythm that my children followed intently. And the message is poignant yet beautifully put and illustrated. I loved the final picture and its message. Happy to recommend this for any parent with young children that cares about their future.

  5. This is such a lovely book. It’s got a catchy rhythm that my children followed intently. And the message is poignant yet beautifully put and illustrated. I loved the final picture and its message. Happy to recommend this for any parent with young children that cares about their future.

  6. The Land Belongs To Me shows that we are all connected in our communities, but also in our relationship to the land and its animals. It’s a playful story that breathes new life into the farmyard tale trope and is sure to be enjoyed by children and their parents alike!
    https://theclothesline.com.au/the-land-belongs-to-me-big-sky-publishing-book-review/

  7. Jackson uses simple but enchanting rhyming language and repetition to tell the story of how greed destroys, but sharing the land can result in peace and abundance for all. It is a timely message, and one that rings true in these times of climate change and the impact of global greed and denial.

  8. Shane McGrath’s illustrations are playful and lively, with details that allow the reader to explore the pages over and over again. That cheeky beetle is on every spread and little readers will have fun scanning each page for the beetle’s appearance. The final page, showing all the inhabitants of the land enjoying a distant sunset together, is a delight.

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