Skip to product information
1 of 1

The Turtle and the Flood

The Turtle and the Flood

By Jackie French

Hardback | ISBN 9781460762974

Regular price $24.99 AUD
Regular price Sale price $24.99 AUD

Condition: New
GST included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

A companion title to the best-selling The Fire Wombat, this is the story of Myrtle, a small turtle who, by heading uphill, tells the other animals that a flood is coming.

Myrtle the turtle knows everything about the waterhole where she lives in the creek. She can also sense the giant flood that is coming, long before other animals or humans.

And when Myrtle begins her long, slow climb up the mountain to safety, who will follow her?

From the award-winning duo of The Fire Wombat, Jackie French and Danny Snell have now created a fascinating and beautifully illustrated story about Myrtle, a Common Long-necked Turtle; reptiles that can predict the weather very accurately.

"The Turtle and the Flood is a master class in picture books. Jackie French, proves once again why she is a national treasure. A perfect narrative that builds anticipation with the right word always in the right place. Rhyme and repetition make it a great read aloud adventure with her love for Australian nature shining through. Danny Snell's delightful illustrations interplay beautifully with the story, imbuing the animal characters with personality while keeping true to their real appearance. The central portrait of the rain is a surprise, causing physical action to match the movement of the weather." -- ACT Book of the Year Award Judge

Winner - ACT Picture Book of the Year Literary Award 2024


Gift Wrapping available. Select the Gift Wrap option in your cart prior to checkout.


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781460762974
Publish/Release date:
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Number of pages: 24
Width (mm): 250
Height (mm): 250
Depth (mm): 7

View full details

Gift Vouchers and Curated Book Recommendations