The Art of Taxidermy

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Pub Date 13 Aug 2019 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2019
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Description

A heartbreaking verse novel about love and death, grief and beauty, and the very individual ways we make sense of it all.

Lottie, the daughter of German migrants, develops a fascination for death after losing her mother at a young age. When Lottie begins collecting dead animals, her aunt tries to redirect her energies into more 'feminine' activities. But her father encourages her interest, recognizing a scientist's curiosity.


A heartbreaking verse novel about love and death, grief and beauty, and the very individual ways we make sense of it all.

Lottie, the daughter of German migrants, develops a fascination for death...


Advance Praise

"An intense exploration of grief."—Steven Herrick

"An exquisite lyrical verse novel…[a] sharply evocative tale."—West Weekend Magazine

"Couples the swift, clipped charm of a verse novel and the unpredictable beauty of the Australian landscape in a captivating manner that showcases an author entirely comfortable with her form…Lingers in the mind for weeks afterwards."—Tulpa Magazine

"An intriguing tale of mystery and the imagination with a haunting ambience that the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe would recognize and admire…this is a delightful story about grief transformed and the urge to resurrect and to re-create."—Saturday Paper

"Beautifully written…while the novel is about grief, it is also about the importance of remembering and keeping the memory of loved ones alive."—Magpies Magazine

"Kernot draws a comparison between the Australian bush and death: both are beautiful and desolate at once."—Readings

"[An] exquisitely crafted verse novel." NZ Listener Best Kids’ Books

"An intense exploration of grief."—Steven Herrick

"An exquisite lyrical verse novel…[a] sharply evocative tale."—West Weekend Magazine

"Couples the swift, clipped charm of a verse novel and the...


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EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781925603743
PRICE $11.95 (USD)
PAGES 240

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