“One thing I wish people understood about me is that I have a story to tell”
— Elaf Abduljawad, age 11
The Jillion is a collection of incredible work from Toitoi Issues 1-12. Written and illustrated by New Zealand’s young writers and artists ages 5-13, the Jillion is a celebration of their curiosity, courage and creativity.
With over 300 pages of original poetry, stories and art, this beautifully designed book will inspire readers of all ages!
Toitoi is a quarterly journal of writing and art by young New Zealanders, ages 5-13. Toitoi celebrates the ideas, imaginations and creative spirit of New Zealand's young writers and artists. We believe that their work has purpose and deserves a wide audience. We publish material with an original and authentic voice that other young people can connect to and be inspired by and that reflects the cultures and experiences of life in New Zealand. Our philosophy is to treat young writers and artists with respect, handle their work with care and produce a beautifully designed journal of high quality that reflects how much we value and admire them.