Author(s): Samantha Wheeler
From the beloved author of Mister Cassowary, Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli comes another thrilling adventure about Australia's endangered animals. Mouse is not prepared for her last-minute stay at Aunt Evie's. How will she cope at a new school without her parents around? But before Mouse has even unpacked her suitcase, she makes a new friend - a wombat called Miss Pearl! Suddenly, being in a strange cottage doesn't seem so bad, especially when she can snuggle up with a wombat. Mouse soon learns that not everyone in the area loves wombats, including Aunt Evie's landlord, a sheep farmer who destroys them on sight. Can Mouse find her voice in time to keep her furry friends safe?
Samantha Wheeler lives in Brisbane with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and a horse. After a varied career involving dairy farmers and teaching, Samantha took up writing in 2009. Her first children's book, 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. www.samanthawheeler.com.au