Mr. Durrell is a happy combination of naturalist and natural writer. This time it's a 45,000 mile trip to New Zealand,...

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TWO IN THE BUSH

Mr. Durrell is a happy combination of naturalist and natural writer. This time it's a 45,000 mile trip to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. Step right up and meet three-eyed lizards, singing gibbons and flying dragons and...The group making the trip consists of Brian, organizer with a capital O, game wife Jacquie. Chris the imperturbable producer and Jim the harassed cameraman. A conservation film is what they're after and their subjects are very camera-shy, they literally have to scale mountains. There are some marvelous descriptions and sketches of some of nature's madder and lovelier moments like the kooky Kookaburras and the enchanting Leadbeater's Possum. And then there was the time the author was faced with the problem of wrestling a reluctant white Emu from it's nest, and the day they saddled up for a Kangaroo round-up. After a three day series of false alarms they even witnessed the birth of a tear-drop sized Kangaroo cheering it on as it wriggled the long route up to the comforting pouch. There is, of course, a strong plea for conservation and Mr. Durrell doesn't just make you understand, he makes you feel what it's all about. Two in the Bush is one for the money.

Pub Date: Nov. 16, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1966