Author(s): Maree Coote
What happens when the truth gets lost? Where wild animals and people meet, tragedy can strike, But when a tiny baby is stolen by a dingo, people simply cannot accept such a thing. Prejudice and gossip grip the nation, and the tragedy transforms into a fight for the truth. How did it all go so wrong? This is a true Australian story of innocence, ignorance, and the perils of 'mob thinking'.A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book that sensitively explores the collision of wilderness and civilisation, explains a famous miscarriage of justice, and examines the role of the media in history-telling, in an appropriate manner for young readers."An important story for children about one of Australia's most dramatic miscarriages of justice." --The Hon. Justice Lex Lasry, AM"A modern day fairy tale, cautionary and unforgettable. Essential reading for students of history and the law, young and old."The book forms an excellent cross-curricular resource, ideal for class discussion and activity. Teachers' Notes & Resources, with further extensive resource material available online.