In a 1950s-era Australia, Bruce Buckley believes a stone taken from Ayers Rock caused vast magical changes in the wildlife causing Sydney to be placed under siege. The city was saved due to its new allies: kangaroos, wombats, koalas, platypuses and kookaburras - who Bruce journeys between as they try to work out the cause of the crisis.
The world on which we depend is coming to an end due to our uncontrolled over consumption of natural resources and excessive waste which pollutes the environment that permits our very existence. Jack Lightfoot finds he is able to alternate between his life as a suburban child and that of a variety of wild animals with which he is able to communicate to find the danger humanity is in.
Kubuka is a monkey with a mission! Set in Africa at a time of drought, this is the tale of Kubuka’s quest to find the magic calabash — a task given to him by Amanzi the rain spirit, who is held captive in the depths of a baobab tree. This beautifully illustrated story weaves fact with myth in a wondrous adventure that will enthral children aged six to 12.
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