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y separately published work icon Phasmid : Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Phasmid : Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
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Phasmid is the amazing true story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid, or Stick Insect. Believed to be extinct for nearly 80 years, the phasmids were rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a volcanic outcrop 23 kilometres off the coast of Lord Howe Island, Australia. News of their unbelievable survival made headlines around the world and prompted an extraordinary conservation effort to save this remarkable invertebrate. This wonderful tale captures the life of one of the world's most critically endangered invertebrates, from beginning life as an egg to surviving harsh environments and the hopeful return to their homeland, Lord Howe Island. Phasmid is a positive story about one species' incredible survival in a time of worldwide species decline. (Source: Trove)

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Notes

  • Contains scientific information and a glossary at the back of the book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Clayton, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: CSIRO Publishing , 2015 .
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      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781486301126

Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards: the Winners Your Kids Must Read Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

'There is a paradox in Australian children's literature and it is this: in an age where the young are attached to the very digital devices predicted to crucify the printed book, children's book publishing is in robust health. Not surviving but thriving.'

'Children's book sales have been on the rise on the back of vibrant stories from Mem Fox, Jackie French and Bob Graham and many others. ...'

The Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards: the Winners Your Kids Must Read Linda Morris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 August 2016;

'There is a paradox in Australian children's literature and it is this: in an age where the young are attached to the very digital devices predicted to crucify the printed book, children's book publishing is in robust health. Not surviving but thriving.'

'Children's book sales have been on the rise on the back of vibrant stories from Mem Fox, Jackie French and Bob Graham and many others. ...'

Awards

2016 commended Whitley Awards Children's Natural History
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