Our very own Josef Power is now a published illustrator with his children’s book A Place to Call Home, which tells the story of a young boy who asks a fish, a seahorse, a leopard and an owl about their homes, before meeting a woman in a beautiful garden who offers to take him in. Aimed at children under the age of six, the story is inspired by Josef Power’s own quest for a home which began in 1990 with his adoption as an infant from a Paraguayan orphanage by an Australian couple.
The book has been published by Josef’s mother, Sue Crawford, with words by Melbourne freelance writer (and former senior editor at Penguin Books Australia), Jessica Redman. The book launch took place at Arts Project Australia on Saturday October 22 and we were lucky enough to have Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts, opening the launch to a packed house – a huge thank you to everyone who came along! A further thank you to Sue Crawford who is very generously donating all proceeds from the book to Arts Project Australia. Pop by the gallery to collect a copy or get in touch to organise one delivered right to your door!