Eve has lived with her dad for some time in Nowhere, a place in the Nullarbor where they keep a roadside stop. The area has everything she needs to fill her life. People pop in all the time as they pass in buses, campers, and trucks, and share their stories and adventures.
Eve has bonded strongly with her environment; with nature and its creatures, the rocks and waterholes. There is really only one thing she misses and that’s her Nan. But Nan isn’t thrilled with the idea of travelling to the middle of Nowhere for a visit.
Eve’s letter of longing convinces Nan to come. Eve shares with Nan all the beauty and magic that fills her daily life. Will Eve’s bewitching surroundings draw Nan back again?
Beautifully translated illustrations give children, older readers, tourists and travellers a wonderful view of the stunning Australian outback. The illustrations reflect the wildness, silence, isolation, and grandeur that invades people’s psyche once they’ve been there. The story also addresses the powerful relationship between children and grandparents.
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis
Title: Hello From Nowhere
Author: Raewyn Caisley
Illustrator: Karen Blair
Publication Date: 27 August 2014 $24.99 RRP
Type: Australian Picture Book