Allen & Unwin
Published by
Allen & Unwin (2020-04)
Current material
Final Pages
Original language
Children’s picture books


by Balla, Trace

From the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime, Rockhopping and The Thank You Dish comes another celebration of the world around us. Presented as a young girl's nature diary, Landing with Wings explores a joyful journey of discovery as she spreads her wings and puts down roots in an ancient land.

Miri and her single mum have moved house o en. Now they are starting a new life in the country. Miri keeps a nature diary, and in learning about the plants, animals and places around her, she shows how gentle observation and engagement with the natural world can have a ripple effect, not only on her own psyche, but on those around her too. She and her mum gradually settle into their new home, make friends and become part of the wider community. They also discover and embrace local Aboriginal culture - for which Trace consulted with Dja Dja Wurrung Elders.

Complete with beautiful artwork, Trace's distinctive voice, delightful characterisation and a universal message reminding us to stay in touch with the earth. Landing with Wings is heartwarming and inspiring.

Trace Balla's previous books are highly acclaimed, having won 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 short-listed for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Children's Literature.

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