Author(s): Elaine Ouston
This book is educational and introduces the young reader to Australia's unique megafauna in an entertaining way. It is written as if the animals are presenting themselves to the reader. The book was written at the request of school librarians who purchased my fantasy series for middle readers featuring the megafauna of Australia. They asked for an entertaining book for younger readers with illustrations of the animals. A series of illustrated books will follow featuring two of the animals interacting as they would have in the wild. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, many large and unusual animals lived in Australia. Some lived with the dinosaurs, but many were still here 50,000 years ago when humans arrived in our land. Some have survived to become the animals we see today. But some, sadly, died out like the dinosaurs. Step into Nida Valley, where they still roam. They are waiting to tell you all about themselves.