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Desert Lake : The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre - Pamela Freeman

Desert Lake

The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

By: Pamela Freeman, Liz Anelli (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2018
ISBN: 9781760650384
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 5+ years old

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The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change.

A wonderful new addition to the acclaimed and award-winning Nature Storybook series, which provides memorable reading experiences, combining narrative and factual forms.

About the Author

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author who has also worked as a freelance business and technical writer. Pamela’s work ranges from picture books to adult novels and she is best known for her Floramonde series of fantasy novels. The Castings Trilogy is Pamela’s highly successful fantasy series for adults published by Hachette Australia.

In addition to this, she teaches creative writing to adults at the Australian Writers’ Centre. Victor’s Challenge won the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Short Fiction/Illustrated Work/Picture Book and was a Notable Book in the Younger Readers Category, CBCA Awards, 2010. Mary's Australia was shortlisted for the 2015 CBCA Eve Pownall Award.

Industry Reviews

With appealing text and visuals, this well-researched information book would make a valuable addition to any primary-school classroom intending to study Australian landscapes, climate change and the arts. -- Books+Publishing * Books+Publishing *
This is a superb presentation of facts and pictures for children of all ages to look at, read, and remember. -- Janet Croft Reviews * Janet Croft Reviews *
Not knowing what to expect at all upon opening this book, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the depth of thought behind it. It brings to life one of the great wonders of the Australian outback and will surely leave a marked impression on readers of any age. -- Creative Kids Tales * Creative Kids Tales *
What a significant and momentous occasion the rains are in this important place. To be blessed with such a sense of the place, on paper, is superb. -- Reading Time * Reading Time *
Stunning in every way, this book is breathtaking in its beauty and highlights Lake Eyre before and after the rains. Text and illustrations are perfectly blended. A visual feast, this book is a collector's delight. -- Buzzwords * Buzzwords *
Not knowing what to expect at all upon opening this book, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the depth of thought behind it. It brings to life one of the great wonders of the Australian outback and will surely leave a marked impression on readers of any age. -- Creative Kids Tales * Creative Kids Tales *
12 Curly Questions with Pamela -- Kids' Book Review * Kids' Book Review *
The combination of text and illustration give a glimpse of one of Australia's most amazing natural events - the appearance and disappearance of Lake Eyre - and this book is sure to be enjoyed by both children and adults. -- Kids' Book Review * Kids' Book Review *
Guest Post from Pamela -- Kids' Book Review * Kids' Book Review *
Highly recommended. Small hints are given of man's footprint on the land, a farmhouse and train line, a windmill and train, but the overwhelming theme is of the natural world in all of its glory, reviving with the intermittent rains, bringing the once dry lake back to life, only to have it all gone with months, if not weeks. The sheer amazement at this occurrence in the north of South Australia is given full reign in this book, and it will appeal to anyone opening its pages. -- Read Plus * Read Plus *

ISBN: 9781760650384
ISBN-10: 1760650382
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2018
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 25.1  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.17

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