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Beneath the Trees

Written by Cristy Burne


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Cam and Sophie feel like they’ve been travelling forever to get to the rainforest and the river and their cousins. They just want to see a platypus in the wild, but with the rain tipping down and the river turning wild they can’t see a thing. Until suddenly, they can. A platypus is just below them, and it needs help! But when their rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, it’s not just the platypus that needs saving ...


'Beneath the Trees is a great contained wilderness survival story for kids aged six and up … They will love reading this adventure and imaging how they would survive if lost in a forest.' Books+Publishing

'Wow, what a page turner! Couldn't put it down and raced through it faster than the raging river in the story. Cristy really knows how to grab a reader's attention and hang on.' Jan Nicholls, President, CBCA WA

'Beneath the Trees is a wilderness survival story that is full of practical advice for independent young adventurers.' Readings

'A kid’s own adventure like no other.' Sound Telegraph

'I give this book five stars out of five because this is a realistic and amazing story.' Elizabeth, age 8, Alphabet Soup

'A heart thumping trek through dense rainforest after the children fall into a river will grab readers from the start.' Magpies

'This is a rollicking ride for both the main characters and the reader.' ReadPlus

'Beneath the Trees is a page-turning combination of true-to-life survival techniques, environmental themes and action, which makes for a fun and informative read for children aged 6+.' Better Reading

'If you want a book with loads of adventure as well as being informative, uou will enjoy this book!' Helen Tomazin, ALIA Scoop

ISBN 9781760990411 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Younger Readers
Children's Books 2021
New Releases
Children's ebooks
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 104
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    Cristy Burne

    Cristy Burne grew up climbing trees, jumping drains, chasing cows and inventing stories. She has a passion for learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. Cristy is a children’s author and science writer with degrees in biotechnology and science communication. She has also worked as a science circus performer, garbage analyst, Santa’s pixie, and atom-smashing reporter. Read more