A beautiful story of how Mother Nature helps a lost girl find her way back to her family. Now in paperback! The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the Grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?


Ambelin Kwaymullina loves reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and has wanted to write a novel since she was six years old. She comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. When not writing or reading she teaches law, illustrates picture books and hangs out with her dogs. She has previously written a number of children’s books, both alone and with other members of her family. Her first novel, The Tribe 1: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, was short-listed for the 2012 Aurealis Awards in both the Science Fiction and Young Adult Fiction categories.


This book captures the beauty and bounty of Australian flora and fauna in rich detail … a lovely addition to the increasingly diverse body of Indigenous children’s literature.


In our over-busy, sometimes frantic world, the simplicity of The Lost Girl’s story is its strength.



CBCA Book of the Year Awards, CBCA Award for New Illustrators
Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, Indigenous Children
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