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Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise

Author/Illustrator: Guundie Kuchling

Publisher: Era Publications

Suitable: Year 3 to Year 9


The life history of Australia’s most endangered turtle is detailed in a charming, informative style to young and old alike.

The heroine, Yakkinn, emerges from the nest and lives through her first year, the most dangerous year of her life. In the happy ending, she is the only survivor from a clutch of five eggs.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: 

English: Literature Strand: Responding to literature, Literature and context, Examining literature and Creating literature.  Literacy Strand: Texts in context

Science: Biological Sciences

Cross-curriculum: Sustainability

General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking and Ethical understanding

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