Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Shortlisted, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2019 Commended, Children's Book Council of Australia, 2019 Longlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2019 Lottie, the daughter of German migrants, develops a fascination for death after losing her mother at a young age. When Lottie begins collecting dead animals, her aunt tries to redirect her energies into more 'feminine' activities. But her father encourages her interest, recognizing a scientist's curiosity. A heartbreaking verse novel about love and death, grief and beauty, and the very individual ways we make sense of it all.