Illustrated by Darug woman, Jasmine Seymour

Family is a thoughtful contemplation for all to learn the different ways that family makes us whole. This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book shows everyone that ‘family’ can be about heart and home; an endless sky; stories and songs.

It ‘learns’ us how to be with each other and with Country. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this remarkably simple story teaches us all, that family can be many things.

This is the second book from the Our Place series, that introduces young minds to First Nations’ cultural philosophies that Aunty Fay Muir, a Boonwurrung Elder, holds close to her heart.

Published by Magabala Books, 2020

“Family is a stunning celebration of families being families, as well as being a celebration of culture — welcoming readers to learn about some of the things important to many First Nations people.” 

Kids’ Book Review

“I cannot recommend this series highly enough to you for your collection whether it is for use in your cross-cultural programs or simply as a joyful addition to your personal collection.” 

Sue Warren

Just So Stories

Family Authors Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson


2021 Australian Book Industry Awards
Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year