Title:   Open Your Heart to Country: Walamami budbud mgurragu
Author:   Seymour, Jasmine
Publisher:   Magabala Books
Binding:   Hardback
Edition:   2022
APN:   9781922613769 or ISBN(1922613762)
Availability:   In Stock - Ready for dispatch or pick up, we'll email you to confirm.
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Age range 4+

Welcome home lost children

To land singing you back home

Listen to its language

Learn how to speak its song

From the award-winning creator of Baby Business (2019) and Cooee Mittigar (2019) comes a stunning bilingual story of healing and belonging.

Told in English and Dharug, Open Your Heart to Country is a moving account of reconnection to Country from a First Nations perspective. Sharing the nourishing power of returning home and being immersed in the language of Country, this picture book invites readers to reflect on the importance of place, not only for First Nations peoples but for everyone.

With exquisite illustrations and soft, lilting text, Open Your Heart to Country appeals to the very young, while sharing a deeper message for older readers. A book the whole family can enjoy.

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'Open Your Heart to Country is the stunning fourth picture book from Dharug woman and award-winning author/illustrator Jasmine Seymour. Its a story of welcome and belonging told in two languages, illustrated using Seymours signature technique, which combines painting, printmaking and digital collage...This is an exquisite book whose simple, lyrical narrative and feeling of gentle encouragement will appeal to readers aged three and up.' Jacqui Davies, Books+Publishing