A Megafauna Journey

December 2023
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    5th December 2023
  • ISBN 9781486316762
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.84" x 9.84"
  • Images colored illus throughout

Follow in the giant footsteps of Diprotodon as he finds his place in the world. Explore his Ice Age environment, his encounters with other megafauna and the challenges he faces to survive.

Diprotodon: A Megafauna Journey features the largest marsupial that ever lived. Brought to life through fabulous illustrations, this story will captivate and enthral readers.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6 to 9.


  • Follows a young diprotodon finding his way in the world.
  • Explores the megafauna that existed 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago, in the Pleistocene era.
  • Highlights the challenges Diprotodon faces from the environment and other animals.

Bronwyn Saunders

Bronwyn Saunders is a passionate citizen scientist who delights in sharing facts about Australia’s natural history with readers.

Andrew Plant

Andrew Plant is a Melbourne-based illustrator, author and science educator. He loves creating books about almost any subject, and is passionate about sharing that creativity with kids.

megafauna; ice age; Australia; Pleistocene