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I am an author of Young Adult Fiction books. I worked as a teacher in the Pacific Islands for seven years. Whilst in the Solomon Islands I taught PSSC English before the ethnic tension in 2000 forced a change of plans. I love Pacific literature, art and music. You can find me on Facebook at Beth Montgomery Author.
Our Island by the children of Gununa, Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey
Our Island (Viking, 2014)
Our Island is a picture story book with gorgeous illustrations by the children of Mornington Island State School. The pictures were drawn using crayons and then food dye was used as a wash over the top. The results are terrific, providing shadows and texture in all the right places. All the pages show some aspect of their island, either the wildlife or the landscape and how the many settings provide the best habitat for the range of creatures that live on the island.
A delightful book for young children.