A remarkably effective combination of history and natural history of a mysterious ecosystem.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An enchanting look at the Australian wilderness. The succinct narrative is rife with visual imagery, and the beautiful illustrations, rendered in detailed pen and ink, depict the colors of the desert... Highly recommended for science and history collections.
—School Library Journal
Using primary sources, first-hand experiences, and scientific observations, Oliver manages to marry human and natural history into a beautiful and symbolic book about perseverance.