Author(s): Gary Crew
Rich and beautiful, Gary Crew's text is redolent with the sounds and colours of the Australian bush. This picture book for older children is an ode and an obituary to the indigenous landscape, much of which was destroyed by white colonists.Ignorance and selfishness can destroy the things we love and value most - the child whose parents don't value his differences, the beauty of wild nature - and this story offers the reader a metaphor for the greater destruction of the environment through thoughtless acts.
Dr Gary Crew, author, has won the Australian Children's Book of the Year four times. He is Associate Professor, Creative Writing, at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Gary has published over 40 novels and illustrated books including Strange Objects, The Watertower and Memorial.