Children's Hardcover Book, Amazing Animals of Australia, National Geographic, Young Explorers, Reference Book, Animal Book, Illustrated
A wonderful children's hardcover book titled Amazing Animals of Australia by National Geographic. The book has beautiful illustrations.
In the days when sailing ships were exploring little known parts of the world, their crews often returned home with stories about wonders they had seen. Imagine what Europeans must have thought when, in the 1600s and 1700s sailors returned from a faraway place now called Australia. The sailors reported seeing an animal the size of a greyhound, that had a greyhound's tail, jumped like a hare, and left footprints like a goat. Other travelers reported spotting an animal that was "Black as The Devil," with "2 Horns on its Head" and wings, and another animal that had the "Beak of a Duck" and the body of an otter, with sharp claws and a flat, furry, tail. Today the Kangaroo, the flying Fox Bat, and the Platypus are all familiar animals. You've probably seen them at a zoo or in pictures. But people hearing about these animals for the very first time must have had some pretty strange ideas about them. Soon, however, people around the world came to know these and other odd Australian animals, such as the Koala, the Echidna, the Tasmanian Devil, you can, too. Just keep turning the pages of this wonderful book.
10¾inches in length
9½ inches in width
Published by National Geographic Society -- 1984
This book is in good condition. The binding is tight. There are no marks or stains in the book. The cover shows wear along the edges and corners.
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