Cover of Lyrebird! A true story children's book
Image: Museum Victoria
Source: Museum Victoria
Australia's most remarkable bird is immortalised in an enchanting new book for children.
When Edith met a cheeky young young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as 'A Miracle of the Dandenongs'.
This true story, retold by Jackie Kerin and beautifully illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, celebrates a memorable friendship between a gardener and one of Australia's most extraordinary birds.
Jackie Kerin is a familiar face in schools and at festivals where she shares her love of spoken language and tales well told. Jackie's first book for children, Phar Lap the wonder horse, was listed as a notable book in the Children's Book Council of Australia awards.
Peter Gouldthorpe has been illustrating books for over thirty years. Many of his books have been shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia awards. He won the picture book category with Gary Crew for First Light.