Truckdogs

Truckdogs

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Is it an animal with an engine? Or a car with floppy ears and a wet nose? In a far-off desert world, remarkably similar to outback Australia, evolution has taken an unexpected turn, The dominant life form is a creature covered in fur, but with living steel panels beneath. It gnaws on bones and sniffs lampposts, but fills up on oil, break fluid and petrol. And it's wonderfully clever with its wheels and wing mirrors - able to do just about anything ...Welcome to the world of TruckDogs Visit graemebase.comshow more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 12mm | 220g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 014330190X
  • 9780143301905

Author information

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series. Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award. In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Last King of Angkor Wat. Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will. Visit graemebase.comshow more

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