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The Art Of Taxidermy

The Art Of Taxidermy

In a small Australian town in the 1960s, Lottie is fascinated by death after the loss of her mother. A verse novel about grief and identity.

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ISBN 9781925603743
Barcode 9781925603743
Published 2 July 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Kernot, Sharon
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925603743
ISBN-10 1925603741
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 2 July 2018
International Publication Date 13 August 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kernot, Sharon
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 223g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Family life, Grief, Novels in verse, Families, Taxidermy
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.4
Catalogue Code 919262

Description of this Book

Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands-Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does. And her mother? Lottie's mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her. The Art of Taxidermy is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Australian Book Design Awards 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for The Text Prize 2017 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2019 (Australia)
NZ Review `Completely mesmerising, fresh and unexpected.' -- Diana Sweeney, winner of 2013 Text Prize
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sharon Kernot writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Island, Mascara Literary Journal, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories.

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