Project Description


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28 September 2021
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781922419293
Hardback, 24 pages
260x 215 mm
Picture book

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Our Family Pledge

by Emmaline Carroll Southwell & Vivian Mineker (illustrator)

This is our family pledge, a story we give to you.

Allow it to evolve, so to you it’s always true.

And let’s try to make this world a better place to be.

A place where we can all feel happier and free.

This is the perfect book for any family who wants to teach their children compassion for themselves, others and the planet.

Featuring messages of kindness woven into memorable verses, Our Family Pledge is a universal set of promises designed to be practised and passed down through generations.

About the Author

Emmaline’s love of the arts began the moment she was born. As a baby she slept backstage whilst her mother taught ballroom dancing, at age two she saw her first musical (Cats), and at five, she went to her first live concert (Tina Turner). Years of dance, drama, and singing lessons followed suit, and five years of formal training as an actor at USQ and VCA.

During the 2020 lockdown, Emmaline (like so many others) downloaded TikTok to help pass the time and keep her creativity flowing. Emmaline and her children used the platform to reveal their Family’s Mission Statement – a poem, which in turn resulted in a viral video and a book deal to become Our Family Pledge.

About the Illustrator

Vivian is a freelance illustrator. She loves to draw and daydream and she is grateful for the fact that she gets to share her illustrations and imagination, to bring joy and comfort to others through her artwork.

She has illustrated several picture books, including The Secret Life of Trees, The Secret Life of Bees, The Road Not Taken, The Little Coven, Hope and many others.

She grew up between Taiwan and the US, and now lives in Slovenia with her husband and mini goldendoodle, Darlie.