The Dream of the Thylacine

The Dream of the Thylacine.

The Dream of the Thylacine

The Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species, and a celebration of the Australian landscape. It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with sweeping colour paintings of the animal in its natural environment. Intense, poetic and beautiful, this book will haunt you. …
The economic 130-word text is an extended metaphor, an ode, a lament, yet also a lyric, reinforced by intriguing and absolutely ‘right’ illustrations. The thylacine here is representative of any hunted, caged, imprisoned creature capable of dreaming – of running wild, of claiming one’s biological and cultural birthright to be free…
Maurice Saxby, Magpies

Visit the publisher’s site to see an extract from this book along with teaching notes, or find it in the library.

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