Paddy O'Melon : the Irish kangaroo
Cooper, Julia, author

Paddy O'Melon : the Irish kangaroo

Cooper, Julia, author


Personal Author
Cooper, Julia, author

Publication Information
Wollombi, N.S.W. : Exisle Publishing Pty Ltd, 2017.
Chatswood, NSW : EK Books, 2017.

Physical Description
30 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.

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?

Reading Level
For primary school age.

Subject Term
Kangaroos -- Juvenile literature.
Rain forest animals -- Juvenile literature.
Kangaroos -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Rain forest animals -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture books.
Kangaroos -- Picture books.
Rain forest animals -- Picture books.
Children's stories.
Orphaned animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Rain forest animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Premier's Reading Challenge -- Year 3 - Year 4.

Added Author
Dickson, Daryl Gay, 1954-,


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