By Lester, AlisonIllustrated by Tulloch, Coral
A non-fiction picture book about the life and times of Macquarie Island a sub-Antarctic Island and World Heritage Site. This book traces the history of the island and the story of how its precious ecosystem has been damaged over the years and how recently attempts have been made ...to regenerate and restore it to its former pristine state. It's a story of hope and renewal, and Macquarie Island's plight is a microcosm of the environmental issues facing us today. It's the story of paradise lost and found, and the life and times of one small island in relation to the whole planet. Drawing on historical journals and maps, and various other pieces of information text, the picture book intersperses Alison Lester's beautiful landscape paintings of the island with Coral Tulloch's detailed maps and journal entries, recording people's voices through time. The island's story is told in text running across the bottom of the page, linking the information text with a lyrical account of the island's history throughout.Read more
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Coral Tulloch has illustrated over 50 fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is the creator of a syndicated page for children, 'The Tales of Wombat Creek', which appeared for over 20 years in newspapers throughout Australia and overseas. Her book Antarctica, The Heart of the World, which she wrote and illustrated, won the Environment Award for Children's Literature in 2004. Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? Her most recent book is Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war.
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