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  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857989697
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Awesome Animal Stories for Kids




12 enchanting animal stories for kids!

12 enchanting animal stories for kids!

Hear the legend of Alvarado, king of the cats. Experience the extraordinary tale of survival of an orphan foal. Discover magical sea creatures on a beach adventure. Find out the problem with pets from outer space, and solve a puzzling pig-napping.

These great stories and more inside Awesome Animal Stories for Kids!

  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857989697
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Aleesah Darlison

Aleesah Darlison is a multi-published, award-winning Australian children’s author. She has written over fifty books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series. In January 2021, Aleesah received an Australia Day Award from the Sunshine Coast Council. Aleesah has also won numerous awards for her writing including the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Our Class Tiger – Non-Fiction) and an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Mentorship. Her picture book, Warambi, was a 2012 CBCA Notable Book and was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award and the Environment Award. Her picture book, Emerald: The Green Turtle’s Tale was shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.

Aleesah’s novels include the League of Llamas Series, the Netball Gems Series, the Unicorn Riders Series, the Courtney Little Series, the Totally Twins Series, Space Kids: Sabotage, Running from the Tiger, Awesome Animal Stories for Kids, and Ash Rover: Keeper of the Phoenix. Her picture books include the Endangered Animal Tales Series, Little Meerkat, Warambi, Puggle’s Problem, Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine, and Mama and Hug (koalas).

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Praise for Awesome Animal Stories for Kids

Though this story collection is mainly tied by the common theme of animals, it also has lots of humour and heart, with gentle lessons about the power of imagination and kindness. Animal lovers are sure to devour this volume, and the less animal-crazy reader is sure to find something in it to appeal to them as well.

Angela Morgan, Magpies Magazine

Some of the animals and humans in these short stories are real and some come with a large dose of imagination, but all deserve to be shared by readers and listeners from age six up . . . They combine a theme of friendship and understanding with hints of fairy tales and magic. The illustrations are integrated seamlessly with the stories and capture the tone and highlights of the tale, enhancing the connections between reader and story.

CBCA, Buzz About Books Newsletter

There are twelve delightful stories that embrace animals of all kinds from the real to the fantastic, the large to the small – each unique and for the lover of the animal story genre, a treasure trove for the imagination. Each story is complete and long and detailed enough to make a great stand-alone read for those few minutes that can only be filled by a story.

Barbara Braxton, OZ_TLNet

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