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Kimmi: Queen of the Dingoes

Favel Parrett

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Interest age: from c 8 years, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

A tale of incredible courage and survival, this is the true story of Kimmi, Queen of the Dingoes, told with passion and heart by one of Australia's most beloved storytellers and dingo advocates. The perfect companion to Wandi, also by Favel Parrett.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CHILDREN'S AWARD, INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2024
On the night of a full moon, a small tropical dingo cub is born. And it is her destiny to travel far from home to change things for her kind.

Kimmi sleeps with her mama at her back, her aunty at her front and her three brothers squeezed in beside her. They are a family. But when the farmer who took her father returns to threaten the rest of them, Kimmi is separated from her mama.

In an incredible act of determination, Kimmi's mama runs over mountain tops and dusty red earth to spend one last day with her cub and share with her the knowledge that will one day make her a queen.

This is Kimmi's story, the story of how she became Queen of the Dingoes in a sanctuary that saves them from extinction. It is her mama's story, too. But mostly it is a story that goes back thousands of years, and follows the long line of female dingoes they belong to.

An inspiring true story of survival and courage from one of Australia's best-loved writers.

'Parrett blends matter-of-fact content with a confidently poetic voice . . . For readers aged 8+' BOOKS+PUBLISHING

'A lyrically told tale of survival and resilience for younger readers' SATURDAY AGE

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Favel Parrett

In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her next novel, WHEN THE NIGHT COMES, was also critically acclaimed and further consolidated Favel's reputation with booksellers and readers. Favel's short stories have been published in various journals including Island, Griffith Review and Wet Ink. THERE WAS STILL LOVE was Favel's eagerly awaited third novel. Favel's first novel for younger readers, WANDI, was published in 2021 and has received critical acclaim. KIMMI, also for younger readers, will be published in 2023.

For more information, visit favelparrett.com.au or twitter.com/favelparrett.

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