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Pannikin & Pinta

Thiele, Colin, 1920-20062001
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At rare intervals great floods fill the desert basin of Lake Eyre in Central Australia, and for a while wildlife teems along the shore. But the miracle is short-lived. In the fierce summer heat the lake shrinks, the water turns to brine and the fish die. Birds such as pelicans then face a vast flight across the desert to the southern coast, and many die along the way. Pannikin and Pinta is the story of a pelican family that sets out on that heroic journey.
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Pannikin & Pinta / Colin Thiele ; illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe.
Port Melbourne, Victoria : Lothian Books, 2001, c2000.
46 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
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Other title: Pannikin and Pinta.
Text portrays the physical characteristics, habitats and behaviour of pelicans. Colin Thiele returns to the setting of his bestseller Storm Boy with this remarkable new book about a young boy and a family of pelicans who have to escape from drought-stricken Lake Eyre.
Lower primary
9780734403605 (hardback)
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