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Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of Australia

Shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Nonfiction

Step back to a time when giant goannas and marsupial lions stalked the Australian bush. Imagine herds of two-tonne Diprotodon roaming the plains, and flocks of flightless ducks bigger than emus strode around vast inland lakes. 

Prehistoric Giants is a guide to the Australian megafauna of the Pleistocene—a time when humans shared the land with giants. Richly illustrated and brought to life by the art of Peter Trusler and others, Prehistoric Giants will reveal an Australia you’ve never seen before.

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  • “fabulous work by author Danielle Clode…who has brought the prehistoric giants to hair-raising life” Mercury Magazine 

  • “I don’t often have the pleasure of reviewing good, engaging Australian nonfiction. I hope I shall, though, after reading Prehistoric Giants. This book is a keeper.” The Australian Reader