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University of Queensland Press (2019-11)
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English
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Children’s picture books
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NO PLACE FOR AN OCTOPUS

by Zorn, Claire

A sweet and sensory journey about an unusual friendship between a boy and an octopus.

When the water is low and the ocean is resting,
I go for a walk on the rocks
bumpy and cold under my toes.
The small pools hold little worlds all of their own. There's me, Noah, like a giant peering in and exploring. That's when I find it hiding behind the seaweed.
An octopus.

After discovering an octopus in the rock pools at the beach, the boy imagines all of the adventures they could share if he took the octopus home. His realisation that the octopus may be happier where he currently is - in the rock pools - uncovers a deeper environmental theme underpinning the whole narrative - that while children may like to discover animals and bring them home as a pet, the animals are happiest and best left in their natural environment.

CLAIRE ZORN is the author of three novels for young adults: The Sky So Heavy, The Protected and One Would Think the Deep. Published to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, her novels have won multiple awards, most notably the Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Young Adult Fiction Prize, the Western Australia Premier's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Twice).

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