Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing

Back On Country


A joyful story about the power of reconnecting to family, culture and Country. From Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

'Where are we going again?' asks Lucy.
'Back on Country,' says Mum. 'Where we're going is where your nanna comes from, where we come from. Our Country is special to us. You'll see.'

It's Lucy and David's first time back on Country.
They meet their cousins and Elders, and see special places, learn local language words and hear stories as old as time.

Join them to feel the strength that comes from being back on Country.

'This series is one of the most significant publications available to help our young children understand and appreciate the long-overdue recognition of our First Nations people in schools.' Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian

  • Authors: Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
  • Illustrator: David Hardy
  • ISBN: 9781761065088
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Date of Publication: 1 November 2022
  • Number of Pages: 24
  • Format: Hardback
  • Age range: 4-8 years