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One Small Island : The Story of Macquarie Island - Alison Lester

One Small Island

The Story of Macquarie Island


Published: 1st August 2011
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
RRP $29.99
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Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves.

In One Small Island, Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch bring us the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site. Together they explore the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.

This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia’s most popular and bestselling creators of children’s books.

She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island.

Her picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl’s voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; and Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

Visit Alison Lester's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780670072361
ISBN-10: 0670072362
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 2 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st August 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.3 x 22.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 29.3
Edition Number: 1