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A fabulous addition to the award-winning narrative nonfiction Nature Storybook series, featuring the iconic Australian marsupial - the koala. It is time for Little Koala to leave the protection of his mother. But many challenges and dangers lie ahead for him as he searches for hi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760650919
Barcode 9781760650919
Published 1 June 2019 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Saxby, Claire
Illustrated by Vivas, Julie
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ISBN-13 9781760650919
ISBN-10 1760650919
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Saxby, Claire
Illustrated by Vivas, Julie
Category Animals
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 231mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 175g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 599.25
Catalogue Code 978082

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Beautifully written, Claire Saxby combines a heartfelt narrative with factual information about the iconic Australian marsupial, on each page. ...A gorgeous publication, Koala is sure to be another success as he finds his own way home, right into the hearts of young Australians. * Aussie Reviews * Like the other excellent titles in Walker Books' award-winning Nature Storybooks series, Koala features a winning combination of a compelling and lyrical narrative, accurate facts about an animal's life history and attractive illustrations. * Reading Time * A gorgeous publication, Koala is sure to be another success as he finds his own way home, right into the hearts of young Australians. -- Kids Book Review * Kids Book Review * In this dramatic nonfiction account, two renowned Australian picture-book creators bring us a surprising and authentic look at the ever-popular koala. Fascinating facts about koalas are sprinkled throughout the compelling story -- Good Reads * Good Reads * Saxby's narrative text is an exemplar of nonfiction writing...likewise, Vivas's illustrations work on two levels: the zoological and the emotive....The whole is an engaging and informative read. * Magpies Magazine *

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Author's Bio

Claire Saxby is an award-winning and bestselling picture book author. Two of her previous Nature Storybooks, Big Red Kangaroo (2013) and Emu (2014), both illustrated by Graham Byrne, have won numerous awards, including the Royal Zoological Society of NSW's Whitley Award. Big Red Kangaroo was a 2014 CBCA Notable Book, and won the CBCA Crichton Award for illustration, and Emu was short-listed for 2015 CBCA Eve Pownall Award and won the Environment Award for Children's Literature. Claire lives in Melbourne, where she works part-time in a bookshop. Her latest books for Walker are Koala (illustrated by Julie Vivas), Bird to Bird (illustrated by Wayne Harris) and Dingo (illustrated by Tannya Harricks). Julie Vivas is one of Australia's most loved and popular picture book illustrators. Her first picture book, The Tram to Bondi Beach (written by Libby Hathorn), was Highly Commended in the 1982 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards. However it is for her illustrations in the beloved Australian classic Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox, that she has become most well known. This book was Highly Commended at the 1984 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards. In 1990 The Very Best of Friends, Julie's first picture book with Margaret Wild, won this particular award. Julie has since been short-listed for this award several times. In 1992 she was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to children's literature.

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