Something Wonderful

Author(s): Raewyn Caisley


Sam likes to pull things apart and put them back together, and think about how things work. But he is sometimes so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm. Then one day he creates something truly wonderful ...An inspirational story about discovery, invention and the importance of dreams. Praise for Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair's picture book Hello From Nowhere: This is a children's book that makes you want to live within its pages. Hello from Nowhere is about Eve, a little girl who lives in the country. Her home is a place that some adults write off as being dull, specifically her Nan who won't visit. Eve finds joy in the simplest of things - lying on a warm flat rock, a bobtail lizard and just having the time to run. When Nan does visit she is surprised by what she learns. Sometimes the perspective of a child reminds us of what is precious in our lives.' The West Australian 'Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair have created the most endearing child protagonist I have met this year in their fabulous picture book Hello From Nowhere. Raewyn Caisley's enthusiasm and appreciation of the Australian outback oozes out of this great story. 'My children and I enjoyed the way Eve, the main character, interacted with her wonderful surroundings. We had a glimpse of how interesting a roadhouse can be. It was very empowering to see Eve come up with an idea of how to get her Nan to visit, and it was heartwarming when Eve shows her Nan how special it is to live in the middle of nowhere. 'Karen Blair has done an amazing job in bringing ALL the characters to life. Her illustrations are fun, appealing, and full of emotion. Whether it's sharing a laugh, sharing a magical moment or sharing a hug, this relationship between grandmother and granddaughter is beautifully presented. 'This picture book would make a great gift and would be a lovely addition to children's libraries (I have already given a copy to our school library!).' 'This is a uniquely Australian book, celebrating as it does what makes the outback so special. But it's also a moving look at the bond between grandparent and grandchild. Heart-warming.' Kids' Book Review 'Hello From Nowhere is a lovely story about the magic, importance and character of Australia's outback...Classically Australian and a lovely story of the bond between a girl and her grandmother, this story offers kids some great insight into life outside of the big smoke - where magic abounds. The detailed and thoughtful illustrations of Hello From Nowhere pull children and parents right into a place of red dust and star-filled nights.'

Product Information

Raewyn Caisley was born in New Zealand but has lived in Australia for the past twenty years, in Fremantle, WA, with her husband Terry and their son Jack. Raewyn is the author of books for younger readers that include bestselling Aussie Bites and Nibbles titles such as Monkey Trix, The Big Waves, The Mermaid's Tail and Tai's Penguin, and The Queen's Cubby. She is also the author of junior sports fiction titles Not Cricket, In Union, Karate Star, Tennis Star, Great Lead, Hot Shot and Top Marks. Hello From Nowhere was inspired by the year she and her husband lived in the outback. That was the year she discovered there are still places on earth where animals will come and look at you because they haven't learned to be afraid, where you can leave a footprint in the dirt and it will stay there until it rains (which could be a long time), and where people can have more remarkable adventures than any writer could ever dream up!

General Fields

  • : 9780670078455
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Viking Australia
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Raewyn Caisley
  • : Hardback
  • : Karen Blair
  • : 32