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The Great Lizard Trek Felicity Bradshaw, illustrated by Norma MacDonald

The Great Lizard Trek
Felicity Bradshaw, illustrated by Norma MacDonald


Hardback | Aug 2018 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486308828 | 32pp | 220x318mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

WINNER of the 2019 Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation: Children's Book

SHORTLISTED in the 2019 Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature

Age range 5+ 

Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures.

Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.