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A compelling, futuristic book for young adults set in a chaotic post-nuclear-holocaust world, where Taronga Zoo is seemingly unaffected. But is it?

A bleak but compelling look at the future beyond the nuclear holocaust. Ben comes upon Taronga Zoo, which seems unaffected by the general chaos. But is it? Paperback

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 4, 1988

    Puffin (AU YR)

    224 pages

    RRP $19.95

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Awards and Recognition

  • 1995
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards
  • 1995
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards

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