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Australian Children’s Books published by David M. Welch

The Story of Koala

By David M. Welch
Illustrated by Reggie Sultan

ISBN 9780648068204
Release date 5th Jan 2022
(though imprint has 2021)

At a time when Australia’s iconic koala is threatened by devastating fires and human-generated loss of habitat, this fascinating story of how koala came to be – brought to life through Reggie Sultan’s unique artistic imagination – is a must for all children to enjoy. In the story, Koala begins life as a colourful animal with a long bushy tail and large round ears, living in a lush jungle. However, after the land dries and a fire passes through, he is reduced to the koala of today, with charcoal-coloured fur, ragged ears, and a short stumpy tail.