Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Walker Books UK  1988
Greenwillow Books USA 1988
Gabriel Verlag Austria 1995
Circonflexe France 1995
Yugaku-sha Japan 1988


‘My father says there has been a rainforest here
for over a hundred million years’.’
A boy and his father travel in their boat,  ‘Time
Machine’ to a stretch of beach beside a primordial
tropical rainforest.  As the boy walks among the trees
he imagines the forest as it might have been in the
past.  Dinosaurs emerge, barely perceptible, from a
tangle of trunks and vines;  the faint outlines of an
aboriginal child melt into a background of trees and in
the final haunting scene the unspoiled vista readers
have toured is overlaid with translucent images of

ISBN-Hardback: 0-688-06363-2 (US)
0-688-06364-0 (US lib.ed.)
0-86203-317-9 (UK)
ISBN-Paperback: 0-590-42881-0 (USA)
0-7445-1305-7 (UK)
ISBN-Bigbook:  0-590-72453-3(USA)
0-7445-6301-1 (UK)

1988 Australian Children’s Bk. Council Picture Book of the Year Honour Book Award
1988 Young Australian’s Best Book Award (Picture Bks.)
1988 Earthworm Book Award Friends of the Earth UK
1988 Boston Globe Horn Book Magazine Honour Bk. Award
1990 Kids Own Australian Literature Award

1990 International Board of Books for Young People Honour Bk. Award

1996 Austrian Children’s Bk. Council Honour Bk. Award


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