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Python

By Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by Mark Jackson

An exciting addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about a Python. Now in paperback!

It’s morning in the bush. Python stirs and slithers out from her shelter. She warms her head and smells the air with her forked tongue. Python is a beautiful snake, but also dangerous – and she is looking for a meal.

  • Short-listed, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2013
  • “A book of close observation and faithful to its wildlife reality … What might have been a narrative of stasis instead pulsates with suspense and realism.” Magpies magazine
  • “An engaging book that would appeal to any budding naturalist.” Reading Time

About the author

Christopher Cheng loves writing and talking about all things to do with children’s books. Christopher loves animals too! He established the Zoomobile and also taught at Taronga Zoo for eight years. He is now a full-time author of children’s books of many genres in digital and print formats. He lives with his wife in an inner-city Sydney terrace that is filled with children’s books. Sounds Spooky was the winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Children’s Fiction told primarily through pictures.

About the illustrator

Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has three previous titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, 2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010.

ISBN: 9781742032351
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 3, 2021
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 09/08/21 at 07:41:50
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