Carmichael’s Journey

Carmichael the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo has made his first flight out of the nest and joined his parents on the long journey to their coastal feeding grounds. But when they return, they find out their home has been destroyed. What will they do? And, more importantly, what can we all do to help?

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Congratulations to Samantha Metcalfe for being shortlisted for the 2019 Crichton award for best new illustrator for her stunning new picture book. Samantha is a wildlife illustrator living in the beautiful Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

Shelly Fussell is an Education Assistant who discovered a love of working with children late in life. A new start in education gave her a renewed interest in literacy, and encouraging children to not only be aware of the environment, but kind and thoughtful toward the creatures that live in it. Our natural environment has never needed our voices to be heard more than now. Shelly lives in Southeast Queensland with her husband, their daughter and several furred and feathered pets.



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