Author(s): Margaret Wild; Ron Brooks (Illustrator)
Arresting and beautiful, this picture book is a shimmering encounter with the Tasmanian tiger, a lament for a lost species, and a compelling evocation of the place of animals in nature
Celebrating the Australian landscape, this book interposes arresting text, images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage, and sweeping color paintings of the animal in its natural environment. Two picture book masters use sparse text and powerful images to confront environmental issues, in a unique, heartbreaking way. Intense, poetic, and beautiful, it will haunt readers.
Margaret Wild is one of Australia's best known authors for young people. She lives in Sydney.
Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books. He lives in Tasmania.
Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks have created three other exceptional picture books together: Old Pig, Rosie and Tortoise and Fox.