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Dream of the Thylacine (Australia Post)

Dream of the Thylacine (Australia Post)
 

The Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species, and a celebration of the Australian landscape. It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with sweeping colour paintings of the animal in its natural environment. Intense, poeti... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760876449
Barcode 9781760876449
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
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ISBN-13 9781760876449
ISBN-10 1760876445
Stock Release date is 1 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
Category General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 270mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1005154

Description of this Book

The Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species, and a celebration of the Australian landscape. It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with sweeping colour paintings of the animal in its natural environment. Intense, poetic and beautiful, this book will haunt you. Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks have created three other exceptional picture books together: Old Pig, Rosie and Tortoise and Fox. What a privilege to pay tribute to this highly original and unique book.a book for anyone of any age who has eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to break. The economic 130-word text is an extended metaphor, an ode, a lament, yet also a lyric, reinforced by intriguing and absolutely 'right' illustrations. The thylacine here is representative of any hunted, caged, imprisoned creature capable of dreaming - of running wild, of claiming one's biological and cultural birthright to be free.Thanks indeed to all concerned. Maurice Saxby, Magpies

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Author's Bio

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's best-known and best-loved authors for young people. She has published over 70 picture books for young children, and two verse novels for teenagers. Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books, some of which have stayed in print for over 30 years.

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