The Art of Taxidermy (Paperback)
Text Publishing Company, 9781925603743, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
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.