Steve Coleman & Katrina Guazzo ‘Naree the Fire Lady Children’s picture book


Naree the Fire Lady is about a little bush girl with special powers that allow her to communicate with the creatures that live in, and around, the big waterhole where she lives. Naree’s family and friends know she is different and love her stories about the water hole and woodlands where the fires race, burning the old grass and leaves in the dry season. Naree has a special job though, and even when she has grown up and is unable to be with her family and her friends, she still tells them stories in an unusual and very beautiful way. Naree is aimed at children 6 – 12 years of age but will be enjoyed by the young and young at heart.

Steve spent his first years on a pineapple farm in the bush on Magnetic Island in tropical North Queensland, Australia. As with many other children in the neighbourhood at the time, (no electricity, no phone, no town water) Steve’s childhood play-ground consisted of rocks, trees, the seasonal creeks, the beach, shallow reef flats, good Magnetic Island earth and an alive imagination. From this earthy background, came Steve’s passion for the bush.  In fact, for much of his professional career, which now spans decades, he has shared his accumulated knowledge and passion with thousands of children, young adults and countless other outdoor adventure seekers.

Steve graduated as a teacher from the Townsville Teachers’ College (now James Cook University) in 1971.  His experience since, spans some early years in secondary education, teaching mathematics and science in Queensland and New Zealand classrooms; through a switch in the nineteen-eighties to teaching in the great aussie outdoors, to  recent years where he has set up and run a personal growth and education business based in North Queensland. Sharing the richness and inspiration of that experience through creating quality literature for young readers is a vital part of that business.


4 in stock


Steve Coleman & Katrina Guazzo

‘Naree the Fire Lady

Locally written and illustrated children’s book

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