A young girl's nature diary is a joyful journey of discovery. From the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime and Rockhopping comes another celebration of the world around us.
Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way.
A story about spreading your wings and putting down roots in an ancient land.
From the much-loved creator of Rivertime (WINNER: Readings Prize and Wilderness Society Award) and Rockhopping (WINNER: CBCA Awards).
'Another lovely adventure from Trace Balla. Rich in country and family, deep in care for the future.' BRUCE PASCOE
'A beautiful book about being connected to the world at ground level. I feel like I've made a new friend through Trace's exquisitely accessible drawings and gentle prose.' ALISON LESTER
'Reminiscent of Alison Lester and Roland Harvey, Landing with Wings is a story about moving slowly, looking carefully and remaining curious, and it is a book that leads by example. In her loving portrait of community life in Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Balla achieves something like a contemporary visual bush poetry. It is spellbinding.' Books+Publishing
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work. Trace's previous books have been highly acclaimed, winning the CBCA Book of the Year Award, Readings Children's Book Prize, and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, as well as being shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards and Adelaide Festival Awards for Children's Literature.
Shortlisted Eight to Ten Years, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2021 AU; Winner Bronze Ledger, Comic Arts Awards of Australia (previously the Ledger Awards) 2021 AU; Shortlisted Junior Graphic Novel, ALIA Graphic's Notable Australian Graphic Novels 2020 AU; Shortlisted Eight to Ten Years, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2020 AU
A & U Children
8 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational