Talala (True Stories of Animal Heroes)

the curious leopard cub who lived with lions

Vita Murrow, illustrated by Alexandra Finkeldey
AUD $19.99
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In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes - some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives, like Talala, the leopard cub.

In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes - some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives. Read about Talala, the plucky leopard cub, who made her own family. When Talala found herself the sole survivor of her pack in Gir National Park, she set about choosing her family. Talala tried the owl family, but she didnt understand their language. Then the antelope family, who ate blossoms - yuck. And then the alligator hatchlings, who didnt play the same games as Talala at all. Finally, she spied the lion family... Would Talala be the heart of their pride?

This heartwarming story has a fact section at the back, so you can learn more about big cats and how you can help them. Adorable illustrations from Alexandra Finkeldey will make you want to hug the page. Also in the series is Onyx, based on the reintroduction of wolves of Yellowstone Park. Fluffles, the koala who held strong through a bushfire. And Sterling, the moose who showed that love has no borders.

Author bio:

Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer and a mum. Vita has a quirky sense of humour and an eye for the weird. When she was in 8th grade she was rejected from a special writers' retreat for kids. But that didn't stop her from pursuing her passion. Since then, Vita has been a teacher, a producer, a film maker, a program director and even a puppeteer. She currently works as a children's author reinventing old stories for a new generation and crafting wordless pictures books together with her husband Ethan Murrow. Their book The Whale was nominated for a CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author of two volumes of fairytales retold for a new generation: Power to the Princess and High-Five to the Hero. Vita loves working with other artists and writers and is always looking to share a chocolate chip cookie with someone.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711263932
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's
Pub Date: August 2021
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)