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A young cub is snatched from his family and home by a giant eagle, then dropped, injured and alone, in a suburban garden. This is where he meets his first Human, and begins his long journey to becoming the most famous dingo in the world. He will never see his mountain home again, or his family. But it is his destiny to save alpine dingoes from extinction, and he dreams of a time when all cubs like him can live in the wild in safety, instead of facing poison and bullets and hatred.

A children’s literary classic in-the-making from one of Australia’s most-loved authors.


Based on the true story of a dingo cub that was snatched by an eagle and dropped in a backyard, this is a tale of love and strength told in spare yet arresting language that echoes the hallmarks of Parrett's adult literary fiction.
NSW, VIC [PRINT], The Saturday Age & Sydney Morning Herald, [AUDIENCE: 386,260, ASR: 18,115]
This adorable retelling educates the younger ones about these incredible animals and the importance of Australian biodiversity
NATIONAL [PRINT] Newscorp Syndicate [AUDIENCE: 1,200,051, ASR: 19,962]
This warm story is told from the perspective of the confused and lonely dingo, who eventually finds a new family, new hope and much love.
VIC [PRINT] Herald Sun, [AUDIENCE: 306,571, ASR: 3,115]
NATIONAL [PRINT] Good Reading Magazine [AUDIENCE: 8,000, ASR: 410]