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  • Published: 28 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742280042
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Harriet


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'I wonder what you've seen and done, Harriet, over all those years?' asks Ellie.
The Tortoise pokes her head a little and blinks one naughty eye.

'Tell me!'

 

Hatched on an island in the Galapagos, Harriet enjoyed an enchanted life, as generations of tortoises had before her. Then someone took her away . . .

Harriet ended up in Queensland, where she attracted increasing crowds of visitors, all amazed at her great age. People believe she may have lived for 175 years – or more! She was famous as one of the oldest known living land animals.

Meet Harriet and celebrate her unforgettable story.

In this exciting and informative account, bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Hill recreates the life of Harriet from her earliest years and delves into the unsolved mystery of how she came to Australia.

Wouldn't you like to know.That's my story. And she pulls her head in again.

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  • Pub date: 28 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742280042
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Authors

Anthony Hill

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. His most recent book for adults, The Story of Billy Young, was published in 2012.

His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults. His most recent children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. It follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to his remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story.

He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner.

Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian. Their daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Emily, live in Melbourne.

Coral Tulloch

Coral Tulloch has illustrated over 50 fiction and non-fiction books for children, in Australia and internationally.

She is the creator of a syndicated page for children, 'The Tales of Wombat Creek', which appeared for over 20 years in newspapers throughout Australia and overseas. Her book Antarctica, The Heart of the World, which she wrote and illustrated, won the Environment Award for Children's Literature in 2004.

As well as having a passion for environmental education, Coral loves Antarctica, which she visits when she can as artist-in-residence on tourist voyages; but recently drawings of penguins have given way to tortoise shells.

Coral lives in Hobart with her husband, Peter and daughter, Tully.


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