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Lucky and Spike

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Summary

Lucky and Spike is the thrilling tale of two spinifex hopping mice who leave their burrow each night to race across the plains in search of food. Avoiding predators is a risky business, especially when a feral cat and a ravenous owl are on the hunt.

Lucky and Spike are heading to the people's camp to forage for spinifex seeds when they come face-to-face with a prowling cat. The chase is on! The terrified mice skid across the dirt and hide among the people who are dancing to the hum of the didgeridoo. A camp dog joins the ruckus and takes off after the cat. But when the owl sees the mice resting in a spinifex hideout, he swoops to attack!

This is another heart-stopping adventure from Lucky and Spike who we first met in the celebrated  Spinifex Mouse.

About the author

Norma MacDonald is descended from the Yamitji people of the Gascoyne Region and the Nyungar people of the South West of Western Australia. Norma is one of Australia’s leading artists and her work is held in national collections including the Art Gallery of WA and the National Gallery of Australia. Her commissions include civic sculptures and murals. She has both written and illustrated several children’s picture books.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Lucky and Spike, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/lucky-and-spike>, retrieved 8 December 2019

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