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One Potoroo

A Story of Survival

Penny Jaye Alicia Rogerson



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CSIRO Publishing
01 August 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Gilbert's Potoroo (Ngilkat in the indigenous Noongar language) was considered extinct but a remnant population was rediscovered in 1994 at Two Peoples Bay. This simple story follows the plight of one male potoroo who was caught up in the calamitous recent fires of the area, and his rehabilitation and eventual release in a new sanctuary created by farseeing scientists and volunteers in another location. The illustrations are energetic and colourful, and capture the flora and fauna of the bush sympathetically. Additional factual material at the back of the book enhances the narrative text. Another laudable production from the CSIRO, who are bringing excellent nonfiction to primary-school-aged readers.  Lindy

When a bushfire destroys Potoroo's home, he becomes one of the last surviving Gilbert's Potoroos at Two Peoples Bay in Western Australia. Frightened, hurt and alone, Potoroo needs a new home - somewhere safe from predators and with plenty of his favourite food. Luckily, a team of conservationists know where Potoroo can go to be safe.

One Potoroo: A Story of Survival is a beautifully illustrated book about the world's most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert's Potoroo, and the conservation work that has kept this unique Australian alive.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6-9.
By:   Penny Jaye, Alicia Rogerson
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   415g
ISBN:   9781486314645
ISBN 10:   1486314643
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 August 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Penny Jaye is an award-winning author of books for children and older readers. From picture books to young adult fiction, Penny writes to find beauty, hope, strength and love in even the toughest situations. Alicia Rogerson is an artist and illustrator who spends her days painting and dreaming. Based in Bridgetown, WA, her studio sits within the rural countryside on a hill beside a forest. Inspired by nature, objects and collections of things, her bold artworks spark the imagination and remind us of people or places we treasure.

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