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In the City I See (Young Art series)


In this delightful Early Childhood board book, Tori-Jay Mordey's graphic illustrations bring the city to life in all its colourful glory. Mordey's bold and painterly art style celebrates the pace of the cityscape, whether it be her built environment of tall buildings and big signs, or her moving panorama of long buses. With a fresh and youthful eye, Tori-Jay captures the quirky gait of walking dogs and a jittery assembly of hungry pigeons as they share the streets with happy buskers and lots of people!

In the City I See is also a gentle snapshot of how our Indigenous culture is reflected in our cities. It will become a valuable and loved addition to family book collections and libraries in rural, regional and urban areas.

Third release of the ‘Young Art’ Board Book series that showcases young Indigenous artists.


Praise for In the City I See (Young Art series)

"A beautiful board book that celebrates the wonderful sites that can be seen in Australian cities… the book targets early childhood/infants, but it still made this old chook smile with colourful images."
Anita Heiss, Anita Heiss Blog

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia's oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

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Tori-Jay Mordey

Tori-Jay Mordey is an established illustrator and artist based in Meanjin/Brisbane.

Born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, she is descended from the Meriam and Maluyigal clans. Her published works include Bakir & Bi co-written with Jillian Boyd (2013),...

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