The Secret World Of Wombats

by Jackie French

Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

On Sale: 27/07/2005



About the Book

Companion non fiction title for the bestselling Diary of a Wombat that explores everything you've ever wanted to know about wombats.

Jackie French loves wombats. She's been living with and studying them for over 30 years, and they have been featured characters in many of her books.

Now her beloved wombats take center stage, as Jackie reveals everything you have ever wanted to know about them - from their zoological history to habitation and habits.

Jackie also shares some personal stories from her experiences living with these wonderful creatures. There are also wombat Q&As and wombat jokes sprinkled throughout the book.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780207200311
  • ISBN 10: 0207200319
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 27/07/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: 14.95 AUD
  • Age: From 7 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Mammals


Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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Bruce Whatley is one of Australia's most highly regarded and talented authors and illustrators for children, both here and internationally. Since 1992 Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 90 picture books. In 2002 he paired with author Jackie French and illustrated Diary of a Wombat, which was the start of an extraordinary creative collaboration.

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