The Dream of the Thylacine

The Dream of the Thylacine The Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species and a celebration of the Australian landscape It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with swe

  • Title: The Dream of the Thylacine
  • Author: Margaret Wild
  • ISBN: 9781742373836
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species, and a celebration of the Australian landscape It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with sweeping colour paintings of the animal in its natural environment Intense, poetic and beautiful, this book will haunt you Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks have created three otheThe Dream of the Thylacine is a lament for a lost species, and a celebration of the Australian landscape It interposes arresting text and images of the last known thylacine in a concrete cage with sweeping colour paintings of the animal in its natural environment Intense, poetic and beautiful, this book will haunt you Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks have created three other exceptional picture books together Old Pig, Rosie and Tortoise and Fox.

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  • Margaret Wild

    Margaret Wild has written than seventy books and has been published around the world Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children s literature in Australia A Bit of Company and Going Home, illustrated by Wayne Harris, were published in 2009 by Walker Books Australia as part of the Walker Classic series Margaret Wild was the winner of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award.Vampyre is a finalist in the 2012 Aurealis Awards in the CHILDREN S FICTION told primarily through pictures category.Australian children s book author.enpedia wiki Margaret

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  • Working together for the first time in ten years, two of Australia’s most wonderful book creators have teamed up to deliver a powerful story of lament, loss and beauty. The book tells the story of the last known surviving Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, locked in a concrete and wire cage in the 1930’s and caught on film by the BBC. The book combines the BBC footage of the animal locked and lurking inside his cage, and, as a dream, images of him roaming free through rich green forests, standin [...]


  • While I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the cold pages of poetry/photographs with the warm pages of illustrations, I felt like the styles of the two types of pages were too different. I know the caged photo pages were supposed to look harsh, but there are ways of looking harsh without crossing over into repugnant. I loved the cover and I thought the illustrations were brilliant, but the design of the pages with text didn't sit well with me. It doesn't get checked out of my library very much, but I [...]


  • The author of this beautiful picture book does a remarkable job of mixing spare, poetic text with the illustrator's sweeping paintings of a lone Thylacine hunting in the Australian wilderness. The poetry is a lament for the extinction of the lost species, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. Among Brooks' remarkable illustrations are photographic stills taken from a 1937 BBC film of the last confirmed surviving Thylacine, which died in the Hobart Zoo in the late 1930s. I think this would be a wond [...]


  • A haunting picture book about the terrible loss of the Thylacine; a charismatic creature very dear to my heart. Margaret Wild uses very few words to successfully complement Ron Brooks' dramatic illustrations.


  • I don't think I've ever picked up a picture book, quickly flicked through it, and felt such strong emotion. Beautiful book about an animal lost to us all.


  • An arresting, compelling, and poignant lament for the now extinct Thylacine (also known as the Tasmanian Tiger), the last of its kind held captive at Hobart Zoo is physically imprisoned but free in spirit. Intense, poetic and haunting.


  • The dream of the thylacine reminds us of the terrible loss that humans can do to other species. With simple text, this book feels almost haunting with the gorgeous illustrations by Ron Brooks and the final photo stills of the last known Tasmanian Tiger. It’s a beautiful book but also very sad.


  • author: Margaret Wildillustrator: Ron Brooksfirst published: 2011significant awards: 2012 Australian Children's Book of the Year (Honour)An interesting, thoughtful step off for discussions on lost hope, the changes made through colonisation, and the extinction of an animal. Through photographic images from the 1937 BBC documentary we see the tragedy of the last thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger (died in Hobart Zoo, late 1930s). With colour and empathy we witness what was lost.With minimal narration, Wil [...]


  • This haunting picture book by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks evokes empathy with animals and the environment, placing them in their natural habitats. Wild and Brooks use juxtaposition in the visual imagery to tell the story of a native animal, the Tasmanian Tiger, both in the wilderness and in captivity. The artist has used a variety of media to create the images, including pastel, paint, photograph and collage. Written text is used sparingly and with great control, so that the reader is forced to [...]


  • On the short list for the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Picture Book). A really haunting, mostly pictures, book about the last known thylacine dreaming of the bush as it died, which would work well as a starter for class discussions about extinction, ethics of zoos, etc. I wouldn't recommend it for very young kids even though the words are simple.







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