Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Black Dog Books an imprint of Walker Books

About the book

'One Careless Night' by Christina Booth

Where the mist swallows mountains and winds whisper through ancient trees, a mother and her pup run wild and free. They hunt, but they are also hunted. Carted away. Sold for bounty. And then, one careless night … The last thylacine is gone.

The beautiful but heartbreaking story of Australia's last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity.