Why children of the outback might dream of the sea

Posted in Feed Play Love.

Ella and the Ocean is a picture book about a young girl who dreams of a sea that she has never seen. In her quest to understand what the ocean really looks like, Ella inspires her family to take a long trip to the coast. 

Author Lian Tanner talks about how the story came together, including aspects of her own family’s life on the land. She explains why the story of struggle and ultimately hope is such an important part of the book, and why it’s really a story about remembering to take time out to play. 

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