y Karoo, the Kangaroo single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1929 1929
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Tells the story of Karoo the Kangaroo - who 'was born in a land where it rains but once a year'. Karoo gets separated from his mother during their escape from the dreaded dingoes. In his search to get back to her, he escapes from the snake and meets several Australian animals, until finally he is directed to see the Kiwi, a wise bird who tells him to seek out the Kookaburra. Kookaburra flies high and tells Karoo where his mother can be found - he traverses the desert to find her and is terribly relieved when she snatches him up and drops him in her 'soft, warm pocket'.

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