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Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

Hardback | Apr 2018 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486308279 | 32pp | 220x285mm | GEN | AUD$24.95, NZD$29.99

Shortlisted for the 2019 CBCAs for Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Shortlisted in the 2019 Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature

Age range 6 to 9

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from habitat loss, predators and human development, Eastern Barred Bandicoots found refuge in the most unlikely of places – a rubbish tip. This captivating true story details the plight these small, nocturnal marsupials faced, and the outstanding efforts that ensured their survival. Written by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch, Bouncing Back shows that even on the brink of extinction, there is hope for the protection of our most vulnerable species.

Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch's first book, Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, won a Whitley Award for Children's Natural History Book and was an Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book Awards (Eve Pownall Information Book category).