Phasmid: Saving The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
The stunningly illustrated true story of the Phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.
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|Library of Congress
||Stick insects - New South Wales - Lord Howe Island, Rare insects - Australia, Nature conservation - New South Wales - Lord Howe Island, Lord Howe Island (N.S.W.) - Environmental aspects
||Children's General Non-Fiction
||Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
Age range 4 - 7 Phasmid presents the amazing true story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid - or Stick Insect. Once thought to be extinct, the phasmids were rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a volcanic outcrop 23 kilometres off the coast of Lord Howe Island, Australia, prompting an extraordinary conservation effort to save this remarkable insect. With a captivating narrative by Rohan Cleave and stunning watercolour illustrations by renowned artist Coral Tulloch, Phasmid is a positive story about one species' incredible story of survival in a time of worldwide species decline.
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Rohan Cleave is a zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, where he has been involved in the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect recovery breeding program since 2003. He now manages the program at Melbourne Zoo. Coral Tulloch is an award-winning illustrator who has worked on close to 60 fiction and non-fiction books for children, both in Australia and internationally