Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Desert Wilderness (Hardcover)

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By Narelle Oliver, Narelle Oliver (Illustrator)
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Journey to the heart of Australia and find secret life in the harshest of deserts in this riveting true story captured in stunning illustrations.

In the center of Australia lies a strange desert wilderness called the Dead Heart. It is difficult to imagine anything can exist in such a forbidding place. But the Dead Heart contains amazing stories of adaptation and survival. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers like Charles Sturt and learn what the indigenous people of Australia have long known: not all is quite as it seems. Narelle Oliver’s intricate artwork and vivid language creates a spellbinding portrait of a mysterious desert landscape.

About the Author

Narelle Oliver is the author-illustrator of a number of award-winning children’s picture books. She  lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Praise For…

A remarkably effective combination of history and natural history of a mysterious ecosystem.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

An enchanting look at the Australian wilderness. The succinct narrative is rife with visual imagery, and the beautiful illustrations, rendered in detailed pen and ink, depict the colors of the desert... Highly recommended for science and history collections.
—School Library Journal

Using primary sources, first-hand experiences, and scientific observations, Oliver manages to marry human and natural history into a beautiful and symbolic book about perseverance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763667610
ISBN-10: 0763667617
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English

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