BIOGRAPHY OF A KANGAROO by Eleanor Coerr

BIOGRAPHY OF A KANGAROO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From Mac's peanut-size beginnings and first ventures outside the pouch, this packs a lot of information into deceptively easy sentences and gently precise pencil drawings--not just the trauma of losing age mates to a preying eagle, a drought and professional hunters, but the quiet details of nurturing, grooming, boxing with other young males and mating with one of the slate-colored females known as ""blue fliers."" The only rough spot here is Mac's frightening capture by scientists who band him with a plastic collar; the incident is even more puzzling when further drawings show Mac without the collar we were told he'd wear for the ""rest of his life."" The contradiction is unfortunate since it could distract attention from Powell's accurate, appealing drawings and Coerr's seamless mix of nature study, conservationist appeal and drama. Still above average.

Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 1976
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Putnam