Stories from the Wildworld is a book for readers 8 to 12 years, inspired and inhabited by Australian animals and nature.
Written and illustrated by Paula Peeters
Suzy Swamphen has never heard of the Life Magic and doesn’t know she is part of a Tribe. But her life is changed forever when Pip the Squirrel Glider and Roo the Kangaroo arrive at Second Lagoon, seeking help to save Pip’s bushland home.
Gnarled old Blue Gum and goggle-eyed Cockatoo turn out to be Elders. Magpies are secret agents who watch the humans, and they know a boy named Tom who might be able to help.
Can Suzy, Pip and Roo learn enough about the Life Magic in time to save Pip’s home? And do they have the courage to face the humans?
Along the way, stories are shared to remember the Lore and keep the ties between Tribes strong. Rainforest trees hold a ball to find animals that can spread their seeds. A bird helps the kangaroo to find its hop. A tree tries to live forever and learns the value of community.
About the Author & Illustrator
Paula Peeters studied zoology, botany and ecology at university before working in wildlife conservation for many years. She now lives in the mountains next to a national park, and spends her time writing, drawing, and teaching nature journaling. This is her first work of fiction.
The Rainforest Code
Sophie and Rufus meet a small bird called Saskia, and go on a quest to save a rainforest
The next tale to emerge from the Wildworld… anticipated early 2020