The Fire Wombat

The Fire Wombat
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A story about the power of kindness in the face of diversity. A beautifully illustrated book full of Australian animals and environments. A portion of the proceeds supports The Wombat Protection Society. Great storybook to start conversations about the importance of conservation and land management. 

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As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small wombat is bravely followed by other animals to the safety of her underground burrow.

From best-selling author and Australian Children's Laureate, Jackie French, and award-winning illustrator, Danny Snell, comes a story of survival, courage and friendship.

Jackie French is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015. She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. In her capacity as Australian Children’s Laureate, ‘Share a Story’ will be the primary philosophy behind Jackie’s two-year term.

Danny Snell grew up in Adelaide, and trained at the Central School of Art and the University of South Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration) in 1992. His first major picture book ‘Whose Tail Is That?’ was published in 1999. Written by Christine Nicholls, it was shortlisted the following year for the Children‘s Book Council’s Crichton Award for first time children‘s book illustrators. His second book ‘Bilby Moon’ written by Margaret Spurling, was nominated as a Notable Book for 2001 and shortlisted for the 2001 Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA). Since then he has illustrated ‘The Long Way Home’ by Emily Rodda, ‘Scary Bear’ by Tania Cox and ‘Seadragon Sea’, also by Margaret Spurling. His more recent books include ‘Somewhere in Australia’ by Marcello Pennacchio, and ‘Jeremy’ by Chris Faille, which won the 2014 Children’s Book Council Eva Pownall Award for information books. In 2015 ‘Seagull’ was released, Danny’s first published book as the author and illustrator, which was shortlisted for The Wilderness Society’s 2016 Environment Award for Children’s Literature. In between children’s books Danny continues to work as a freelance illustrator taking commissions from a number of magazines and design studios around the country. He lives in Adelaide with his partner Louise and his two daughters, Leilani and Daisy.

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