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Written by Claire Saxby
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763694814
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author: Claire Saxby
illustrator: Julie Vivas

In a high tree fork, a gray ball unfurls. Koala seeks his motherís milk, but for the first time, she wonít let him into her pouch. Itís time for Koala to make his own way in the world. Rival koalas, fierce storms, and frightening snakes force Koala to keep moving ó until he finds a safe place to call his own. In this dramatic nonfiction account, two renowned Australian picture-book creators bring us a surprising and authentic look at the ever-popular koala. Fascinating facts about koalas are sprinkled throughout the compelling story.

When a young male koala outgrows his motherís pouch, itís time to find a new home for himself ó braving perils and adventures along the way.
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Animals; People & Places; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Claire Saxby is the award-winning author of several books for children, including Big Red Kangaroo and Emu, both illustrated by Graham Byrne. Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia.
illustrator’s comments:
Julie Vivas is one of Australiaís most beloved illustrators. Her many books for children include the classic Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox. Julie Vivas lives in Sydney, Australia.
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