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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760148089
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The What on Earth Institute of Wonder




A mind-boggling expedition into the secrets of the Animal Kingdom with only an invisible map of the human heart as a guide. (Unless, of course, you count the talking parrot.) What on Earth could possibly go wrong…?

Sal has always had an affinity with animals – especially the lost kind. But when two rare and endangered creatures appear out of nowhere, life takes a detour into strange and uncharted territory...

One elephant, one kakapo, one unlicensed teenage driver, one boy waiting for the world to end and one twelve-year-old girl with a very special gift.

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760148089
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Lisa Nicol

Lisa Nicol is an Australian author and sometimes documentary-maker. Her feature Wide Open Sky about a children’s choir infar west NSW won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival and screened in cinemas and festivals around the world. Her first novel for children, Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter, was a CBCA Notable and is currently being adapted for the screen as a musical. Her second novel Vincent and The Grandest Hotel on Earth was published internationally to much acclaim. Lisa lives on the east coast of Australia with two out of her three children and a dusty old dog who smells worse than an elephant fart.

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