The Art of Taxidermy (Paperback)

By Sharon Kernot

Text Publishing Company, 9781925603743, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

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Shortlisted, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2019

Commended, Children's Book Council of Australia, 2019

Longlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2019

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.

About the Author

Sharon Kernot writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Island, Mascara Literary Journal, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories.