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What is a Home?

By Cara Barilla - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781923101517

What is a Home
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Author Bio

Cara Barilla is an Australian author, mother and educator who expresses her passion of Literature, Art, Poetry and Creative Writing to her students and children. 

Residing in Sydney, NSW, Cara uses the nature and lifestyle of her local Australian surroundings and monuments within her storytelling to capture the hearts and local community of her readers.

What is a Home?

By Cara Barilla - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781923101517

A delightful story that will take you
on a whirlwind adventure

all around the world and down to the depths
of the ocean to capture what truly defines a home.

Journey away through the imaginative mind of a child to assist
the reader’s poetic rhythm and learn wondrous metaphorical
meanings through a timeless and heartfelt adventure!

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


"A beautiful story that had me marvelling at all the ways this beautiful world provides homes for us all. A touching read that fills the heart immensely!" Indiana… Indie Book Reviewer



Emma is a Brisbane-based illustrator, who grew up in the heart of rural NSW on her family's century old farm.  Currently, Emma is now following her passion for children’s book illustration, full time, whilst continuing to run her small business on the side. Emma continues to strive to create whimsical, colourful and fun works for kids and cares deeply about creating worlds, where children can explore interesting, challenging and entertaining topics that broaden their world and fosters their curiosity.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We are available everywhere great books are sold.

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