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Treehouse Book Club with Samantha Wheeler


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Come and climb into the Treehouse - a book club for 7 to 10-year-old readers that meets at Where the Wild Things Are.

This month we are reading "Turtle Trackers" by Samantha Wheeler. Samantha will be joining us to talk about her book!

From the beloved author of "Wombat Warriors", "Mister Cassowary" and "Smooch & Rose" comes another thrilling adventure about Australia’s endangered animals.

Ten-year-old Isaac is flat out. Helping his mum run a caravan park on the Queensland coast means no time for fun. So when he finds a sea turtle nesting on the beach, he’s disappointed that he can’t volunteer as a turtle tracker to watch over her eggs and hatchlings.

To make matters worse, famous travel blogger Eddie Eastwood and his mischievous dog come to stay. Isaac must pull out all the stops because a zero-star review from Eddie would spell disaster for his mum and the park.

How can Isaac find the time to protect the turtles and make a difference?

Samantha Wheeler fell in love with animals when she received a tortoise at the age of six. She went on to study agriculture, work with dairy farmers, and teach science, until writing her first children’s book, inspired by koalas, in 2011. Her books, which include "Smooch & Rose", "Spud & Charli", "Mister Cassowary", and "Wombat Warriors", have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings Children’s Book Prize, The Wilderness Society’s Environmental Award for Children’s Literature, and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Whitley Awards. Samantha hopes her books will inspire everyone to make a difference.