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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?



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Excellent positive environmental story


from Far South Coast, NSW

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

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    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Special Needs
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about One Small Island:

    Great resource for studying with older primary students of environmental issues facing the world.
    Easy to read and follow for younger students with very appropriate vocabulary building support.

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    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
    Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 29.3 x 22.6  x 1.0
    Weight (kg): 0.46
    Edition Number: 1