On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger
Villard Books, Paperback, 9780812967692, 319pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 2006
Journeying first to the Australian mainland and then south to the wild island of Tasmania, these young naturalists brave a series of bizarre misadventures and uproarious wildlife encounters in their obsessive search for the long-lost beast. Filled with Rockman's stunning drawings of flora and fauna originally crafted from river mud, wombat scat, and even the artist's own blood, Carnivorous Nights is a hip and hilarious account of an unhinged safari, as well as a fascinating portrayal of a wildly unique part of the world.
Carniverous Nights is:
One of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember from 2005"
A New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, 2006 selection.
“A transfusion of youthful energy is delivered in this winning book by a pair of zany New York wildlife journalists.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“Informed, colorful, often comical . . . hugely readable.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“A rollicking safari . . . informative and entertaining.”
–The Oregonian (Portland)
“An adventure in extreme sleuthing . . . The true beauty of this volume is its depiction of the Tasmanian landscape in the raw. . . . Kudos are due the authors for the generous pace of their gaze [and] hilarious introspection.”
–Los Angeles Times
“A thrilling adventure . . . an irresistible work of armchair travel, not to be missed. Highly recommended.”
–Library Journal (starred review)
“A wonderful romp, part science and part Bill Bryson.”