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Dingo

By Claire Saxby
Illustrated by Tannya Harricks

The night is young and there is hunting to be done. An exciting new addition to the narrative nonfiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes.

Can you see her? There – deep in the stretching shadows – a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks.

  • Set amid the Alpine forests of Victoria, Australia, the landscapes, mountains and forests in Dingo are just as real and vibrant as the dingo characters themselves.
  • Full of fun and interesting facts about dingoes – perfect for nature lovers and budding wildlife scientists.
  • The family dynamic of the dingo pack helps readers connect with this elusive canine.

About the author

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 book is Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas.

About the illustrator

Tannya Harricks is an award-winning visual artist/painter, based in Sydney, Australia. Her paintings are derived from sketches done out in the landscape and brought to life in the studio with intense layers of oil paint and bold, confident brushstrokes. She has exhibited in Sydney for many years and has been awarded the Waverley Art Prize and Hornsby Art Prize. She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Mosman Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Benalla Nude, Gallipoli Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize. Dingo is her first picture book.

ISBN: 9781925381283
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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