Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Shortlisted 2016)
Against pink skies kookaburra calls …
Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘We All Sleep (Ezekiel Kwaymullina & Sally Morgan, Fremantle Press) takes readers from the “kookaburra calls” of the morning to the “dingo howls” of the evening until all creatures are asleep beneath the stars.’ Books+Publishing
‘The beautiful illustrations are diverse and evocative.’ The West Australian
‘From the dynamism of the watery endpapers to the flight of the kookaburra, all her images resonate with an acute vibrancy. A magpie’s song ripples out in soundwaves and transforms the air, patterns fluctuate, colours undulate and all natural things contain an intensity of life force.’ Magpies
‘The mother–son duo take readers on a journey about life, people and animals in We All Sleep with poetic languages and bright, eye-catching colour.’ Cockburn Gazette
'The chunky, pocket format perfectly complements the bold geometric illustrations and will be a great introduction to Indigenous stories for the very young.' Books + Publishing
'The illustrations vibrate on the page, opulent colours that bring to life country and its creatures.' National Indigenous Times
About The Authors
Ezekiel Kwaymullina is from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.