September 2022 Children's & Young Adult Lead Titles

The Heartbeat of the Land Cathy Freeman, with Coral Vass, illustrated by Tannya Harricks

The Heartbeat of the Land
Cathy Freeman, with Coral Vass, illustrated by Tannya Harricks


Hardback | Sep 2022 | Larrikin House | 9781922503848 | 32pp | 270x255mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range: 3+

Cathy ran barefoot every day across the great ancient land,

as her people had done for sixty thousand years before.

And when she ran, she could hear the heartbeat of the land.

Ba Boom Ba Boom Ba Boom...

Then one day, Cathy hears a cry.

She answers this cry and, with one small step at a time, the seeds of change are planted.

Cathy Freeman has always been an inspiration to young people.

Here, she does it again, through storytelling - just as her people have done, for sixty

thousand years before...

Listen, and you too, will hear the Heartbeat of the Land.