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The Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw Norma MacDonald

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CSIRO Publishing
01 August 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Published by CSIRO, this combines story telling with facts and a sprinkling of Indigenous knowledge as well. An Ornate Dragon called Rocky introduces members of his mob - frillnecks and thorny devils, geckoes and perenties - and tells how they spread throughout the country. The science behind the story explains rising temperatures and their impact upon lizards and a couple of other denizens of the arid lands). The illustrations are artistic and accurate representations of the animals, and their landscapes are rendered in pencil and watercolour washes. Attractive and informative. Lindy Jones

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Age range: primary aged children Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures.

Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.
By:   Felicity Bradshaw, Norma MacDonald
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 318mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781486308828
ISBN 10:   1486308821
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Felicity Bradshaw has wide experience in field and laboratory research into Western Australian native animals. She authored, and self-published, the children's story A Tale of Two Honey Possums. Now retired, Felicity has written a Biological Science Resource for Primary School children (Be a Bush Scientist, published by the Centre for Learning Technology, UWA) that takes children through the steps required for scientific analysis of the natural environment. Illustrator Norma MacDonald is an Aboriginal Yamatji artist whose works feature in government and private collections throughout Australia and overseas. Norma is passionate about presenting her culture to young children; she does this with the aid of her art, her artefacts and her recounting of Aboriginal stories. Norma wrote and illustrated the children's book Spinifex Mouse (Magabala Books).

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