Bouncing Back

An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story

Rohan Cleave
Illustrated by Coral Tulloch
April 2018
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    6th April 2018
  • ISBN 9781486308279
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 10" x 8.625"
  • Images color illus

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction.

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from habitat loss, predators and human development, Eastern Barred Bandicoots found refuge in the most unlikely of places – a garbage dump. This captivating true story details the plight these small, nocturnal marsupials faced, and the outstanding efforts that ensured their protection. Written by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch, Bouncing Back shows that even on the brink of extinction, there is hope for the survival of our most vulnerable species.

Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch's first book, Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, won a Whitley Award for Children's Natural History Book and was an Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book Awards (Eve Pownall Information Book category).

Rohan Cleave

Rohan Cleave is a zookeeper at Zoos Victoria. His books include Phasmid, Bouncing Back, and On the Trail of the Plains-wanderer. He has received CBCA Shortlist and Notable listings, a Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature and a RZSNSW Whitley Award for Children's Natural History Book.

Coral Tulloch

Coral Tulloch is an award-winning illustrator who has worked on close to 60 fiction and non-fiction books for children, both in Australia and internationally.

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