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Authors: Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Themes: Endangered animals; Australian Animals; conservation; ecosystems
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 3 and 4; Science, Year 3.
From the publisher’s synopsis: 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 protection. Written by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch, Bouncing Back shows that even on the brink of extinction, there is hope for the survival of our most vulnerable species.
Unit writer: Amanda Worlley