Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals

By Damien Laverdunt, Hélène Rajcak
Illustrated by Damien Laverdunt, Hélène Rajcak

A fascinating journey around the world of extinct animals, combining cartoons with naturalist drawings, and mythology with science.

Did you know there was once a beaver that was two metres long? That the elephant-bird really did exist? And that the dodo once had a life beyond the pages of Alice in Wonderland? Have you heard of the megatherium, the glyptodon or the tratratratra? Through legend and mythology, anecdotes and scientific facts, the authors tell fascinating stories of the strange animals that disappeared before our time. The book is a tragicomedy, and a mine of information for everyone interested in the animal world.

  • Combines science, mythology and cartoons
  • Remains fresh alongside the explosion of large-format non-fiction illustrated picture books
  • Preface by Cécile Colin and Luc Vives, natural historians at the Museum of Natural History in Paris

About the author

Damien Laverdunt was born in 1978. He lives and works in Paris as a writer and illustrator and teaches applied arts at the Lycée de Sèvres.

About the illustrator

Hélène Rajcak was born in 1981 in Paris. She lives and works in Paris as an illustrator. She studied illustration at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and has also trained as a textile designer.

ISBN: 9781877467905
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Dimensions: 250 x 320mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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