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  • Published: 27 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143307266
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

The Last Elephant: The Lost World Circus Book 1




An electrifying animal adventure series from Justin D'Ath, author of the bestselling Extreme Adventures series. Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth?

An electrifying series from Justin D'Ath, author of the bestselling Extreme Adventures.

Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth?

Twelve years from now, rat flu has wiped out almost every animal and bird on the planet. The creatures in Captain Noah's Lost World Circus are the last of their kind. But the Rat Cops are determined to shut down the circus, and Colt and his acrobat friend Birdy might be the only ones who can save it, starting with Lucy - the world's last elephant.

  • Pub date: 27 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143307266
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Justin D'Ath

Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath was one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood but after three years, left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike! Whilst doing that he began his writing career contributing pieces for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989 and this was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996 and to date he has published over 50 books. He has two children, six grandchildren, and two dogs.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Book Design Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Best Designed Children's Series

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2015 • Younger Readers


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