In One Careless Night, award-winning picture book creator Christina Booth tells the hauntingly beautiful story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger).
Where the mist swallows mountains and winds whisper through ancient trees, a mother and her pup run wild and free. They hunt, but they are also hunted. Carted away. Sold for bounty. And then, one careless night … The last thylacine is gone.
The beautiful but heartbreaking story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity.
- Graphically illustrated and hauntingly beautiful by award-winning picture book creator Christina Booth.
- Australia's last thylacine died after the zookeeper neglected to put the animals in their shelters for the night. This is an important and timely book that deals with humanity’s lack of care for the environment and our betrayal of our native animals.
About the Author-Illustrator
- This is also a tale of hope – that we have changed our thinking and no longer treat animals in this way.
Author and illustrator Christina Booth works from her bush studio in Tasmania, Australia. Trained as a teacher and painter, she loves that she makes up stories and colours for a living. Christina started her literary career illustrating for great Australian authors such as Max Fatchen, Colin Thiele, Christobel Mattingley and Jackie French.
Many of Christina’s previous books are award-winning, including the Environment Award, CBCA Honour Book and CBCA Notables. Spirit
(written by Cherri Ryan) was her first picture book with Black Dog Books.
This is a powerful and beautiful evocation of the last free months of a mother and baby thylacine in the Tasmanian forest...superb in text and illustrations and highly recommended for readers of any age * Magpies *