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  • Published: 5 August 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140540635
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Koala Lou



There was once a baby koala, so soft and round that all who saw her loved her. Her name was Koala Lou.

Koala Lou is the first born in a large family. She feels sad because her mother seems too busy to pay her any attention. Perhaps if she wins the tree-climbing at the Bush Olympics her mother might notice her again . . . Koala Lou starts her training right away!

An Australian classic by the author and illustrator of Hunwick's Egg.

  • Published: 5 August 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140540635
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? Other books by Mem include Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hunwick’s Egg, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath, Koala Lou, Baby Bedtime and Roly Poly. In 2019, The Tiny Star was released to great critical acclaim from the Australian Book Industry, and March 2021 will see the release of another new picture book, Early One Morning.
Mem has been presented with an array of book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993.
Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Pamela Lofts

Pamela Lofts lived in Alice Springs where she developed a series of books with Aboriginal storytellers and children based on their traditional stories. She also illustrated a number of picture books, including the classic Koala Lou written by Mem Fox, and Wombat Stew. Pamela passed away on July 4 following a two year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Awards & recognition

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  1999  •  Picture Book

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Longlisted  •  1999  •  Prize for Writing for Young Adults

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