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Samantha Wheeler

Samantha Wheeler lives in Brisbane with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and a horse. After a varied career involving dairyfarmers and teaching, Samantha took up writing in 2009. Her first children’sbook, Smooch & Rose, was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards and the Readings Children’s Book Prize. Her second book, Spud & Charli, was imagined while riding her horse through the bush. Her third book Mister Cassowary was shortlisted for the 2016 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, the Readings Children’s Book Prize, Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award and was commended in the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Whitley Award. Wombat Warriors is Samantha’s fourth book.

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Mister Cassowary

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Big bird. Big mystery. Can Flynn solve it? New from the author of bestselling Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli, Mister Cassowary is a thrilling adventure about these unique and dangerous birds.


Smooch & Rose

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An inspiring tale about one girl and her fight to make a difference for koalas.


Spud & Charli

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An action-packed adventure about horses, bats and getting carried away by your imagination.


Wombat Warriors

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From the beloved author of Mister Cassowary, Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli comes another thrilling adventure about Australia’s native animals.