Book: Platypus Dreaming - The Adventures of One Lucky Platypus and Her Friends by M.E. Skeelcategories: Book, Australian Adventure Story, Australian Nature, Teenage Survival Story, Animal Survival Story, Animal Love Story, Australian Folklore, Australian Monotremes, Australian Ecology, Teenage Australian Adventure, Wildlife Adventure Australian, Wildlife Survival Story, Platypus
M.E. Skeelabout this book: Could you survive being attacked by over 700 ticks, of which about 70 were paralysis ticks? Lucky the Platypus did. She is one tough little critter and now she has a book about her adventures and how she survived a tick attack of monumental proportions.
My second ebook, Platypus Dreaming, was published online in 2016. It is based on real stories that happened to me when I rescued or encountered platypuses in the wild over a period of 30 years. That is how long I have lived in the Australian Bush and been rescuing and rehabilitating Australian Native Wildlife, including platypuses.
The photos in the book are of the real platypus. The main human character, Tess, is basically me. The story is fictional, but all based on facts and real encounters. I created a female protagonist because I have three granddaughters and I believe there are not enough Young Adult Adventure Stories out there with female heroes.
Lucky the Platypus is followed from hatching in her mother's burrow to adulthood, and eventually becoming a mother herself. She has adventures, and faces many trials and difficulties in her life, but she triumphs in the end. She is a survivor.
I wrote this book because most people like platypuses, but know next to nothing about them. This is a good story which will teach you and your children about these unique animals, while enthralling you with the adventures of one lucky little platypus. And the photos of the real Lucky, (who was actually a boy), will delight you, I am sure.
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