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Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Dead Heart

Not all is quite as it seems... the dry wilderness in the centre of Australia is full of secrets.

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Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Dead Heart is a non-fiction children’s picture book that takes you into the depths of the desert in central Australia. Telling tales of adaptation and survival, this book uses the journey of Charles Sturt venturing inland to guide us through the secret creatures in this red landscape. While the centre of Australia is often viewed as dead and inhospitable, there are amazing animals which live in these hot and dry conditions. Filled with wonderful linocut illustrations and beautiful descriptive language, this enchanting book is both a wonderful story and an educational tool for young scientists and writers.

Book size: 280 x 210 x 4mm

35 pages

Written and Illustrated By: Narelle Oliver
Format: Paperback
ISBN 9781922077288

Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Dead Heart also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.

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Content Descriptor

Year 4 - ACSSU073

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

Year 5 - ACSSU043

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

Year 6 - ACSSU094

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

Year 7 - ACSSU115

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon

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