Award-winning author Claire Saxby's latest addition to the Nature Storybook series, following a female wedge-tailed eagle and her mate in a lyrical, fact-filled look at Australia’s largest raptor.

Look up. Way up, into the clear blue. Those two tiny specks are a wedge-tailed eagle and her mate.

Wedge-tailed Eagle explores the family life of these remarkable birds. The largest raptor in Australia, wedge-tailed eagles are powerful hunters, who mate for life, bringing many new clutches of chicks into the world in their lifetime. Award-winning author Claire Saxby leads us through a mating season, while Christina Booth’s illustrations capture the majesty, power and gentleness of these magnificent birds of prey.


Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia and loves her city. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books. Big Red Kangaroo and Emu (both illustrated by Graham Byrne) and Koala (illustrated by Julie Vivas) have won numerous awards including the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award. Koala was a CBCA Honour Book. Dingo (illustrated by Tannya Harricks) was joint winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature at the NSW Premier’s Literary Award (2019), won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award (2018) and was shortlisted for Best Picture Book in the Educational Publishing Awards. Both of her most recent Nature Storybooks – Great White Shark (2022, illustrated by Cindy Lane) and Tasmanian Devil (2023, illustrated by Max Hamilton) – were winners of The Whitely Awards. Both her historical novels, Haywire (Omnibus Books, 2020) and The Wearing of the Green (2022) were shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards.

Author and illustrator Christina Booth works from her bush studio in Tasmania, Australia. Trained as a teacher and painter, she loves that she makes up stories and colours for a living. Christina started her literary career illustrating for great Australian authors such as Max Fatchen, Colin Thiele, Christobel Mattingley and Jackie French. Many of Christina’s books have been CBCA Notables and her 2009 picture book Kip was a CBCA Honour Book. She won the 2014 Environment Award for Children’s Literature for Welcome Home, and her 2019 title One Careless Night was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, and won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Whitley Book Award.

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