Edel Wignell lives in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia. She enjoys visits to art galleries, seeing films and plays and taking trips to the country. For exercise Edel power-walks; she loves owls and aerial adventures, and is terrified of spiders!
Everyone has heard of kangaroos and koalas. Now meet the bilby, an endangered Australian marsupial with silky fur, long ears, and bright eyes.
In the hostile Australian desert, a mother bilby gives birth to a baby. Nestled in a burrow deep underground, she cares for her little one. Soon he must grow up and learn to survive in a harsh environment. Nature-loving readers can follow the story of this elusive marsupial, learning its secrets even as it burrows out of sight.
Age Range: 5 - 9 years / Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4