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Heart of a Home

Heart of a Home is a whimsical tale of home and family told by that central presence in every family's daily life: the kitchen table. Table loves family and sharing the lives that unfold around it. But when table's family members grow up and leave, table is moved to the shed where it is sad and lonely. Soon a new family appears which 'deserves the best'. But will this special family want a battered old table? Find out what happens in this heart-warming tale of the bonds of family life - a tale that carries its own special message.

Isabella Crean is primary school student who lives in Perth, Western Australia. She was the winner of the 2016 Young Writers Award.  Isabella who has epilepsy mirrors her everyday troubles through her writing, often writing about inanimate objects, and instilling them with feelings and emotions. When asked about why she writes, she said quite simply, “Writing makes my heart sing.”


  • Winner of the 2016 Young Writers Award.
  • At time of publication Isabella Crean will be only11 years of age, making her one of Australias youngest authors.
  • A heart-warming story about family and change.
  • The design, illustrations and story  combine beautifully to bring the message to life.
  • Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Young Writers Award.
  • The Young Writers Award seeks to develop the writing skills of this particular age group and assist these children to find their unique voice through storytelling.

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