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Paddy O'Melon

Paddy O'Melon
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Julia Cooper & Daryl Dickson

Paddy O'Melon

Julia Cooper & Daryl Dickson

EK Books

Due for release August 2017 so pre-order your copy now.

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Paddy O’Melon is the endearing story of a young rainforest kangaroo. Separated from his mother as a young joey, Paddy is found and raised by an Irish family who live in the rainforest and often help orphaned or injured animals. But while Paddy loves his new human family, he’s curious to find out what he really is. So, he sets out on a journey into the rainforest where he meets a range of other interesting animals — from musky rat-kangaroos to green tree frogs, from ringtail possums to flying-foxes. But all he really wants is to be reunited with his mother and his own kind. Perhaps the cassowary can tell this little red-legged pademelon who he really is and take him safely home?

Julia Cooper’s passion was for wildlife education and rehabilitation. Sadly, she passed away in 2011, but with the publication of this story her partner Martin Cohen hopes to keep her spirit and message alive.

Daryl Dickson is an award-winning wildlife artist and illustrator.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 288 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |



Steve Parish, OAM, Photographer, Naturalist, Author, Educator, Public speaker and Publisher

"Beautiful little book"

Neil Nightingale, former head of the BBC Natural History Unit and producer of Wild Down Under and the Great Barrier Reef television series.

“Paddy O’Melon is a wonderfully heartwarming story, stylishly written and with beautiful illustrations. I’m sure it will delight children and their parents while also introducing them to the fascinating creatures of the Australian rainforest.”

Chris Packham - Presenter and Conservationist

"A delightful romp through the rainforest with a wallaby . . . but also a story with an important conservation message that will inspire young people to love and protect this precious environment"

Stephen Moss - Naturalist, Author, TV Producer

"A delightful, funny and moving story, touching on our special relationship with nature, told through the life of an endearing little kangaroo.”

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