What is this about?: Wombat Warriors introduces us to Mouse, a young girl sent to South Australia to live with her aunt when her parents are off to Ireland for a funeral. There she finds herself defending wombats and their homes against farmers who are determined to protect their farms from them.
What else is this about?: Conservation. Standing up for yourself and someone else. And, maybe remembering there’s always another way to get something done.
Blurb: From the beloved author of Mister Cassowary, Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli comes another thrilling adventure about Australia’s endangered animals. Mouse is not prepared for her last-minute stay at Aunt Evie’s. How will she cope at a new school without her parents around? But before Mouse has even unpacked her suitcase, she makes a new friend – a wombat called Miss Pearl! Suddenly, being in a strange cottage doesn’t seem so bad, especially when she can snuggle up with a wombat. Mouse soon learns that not everyone in the area loves wombats, including Aunt Evie’s landlord, a sheep farmer who destroys them on sight. Can Mouse find her voice in time to keep her furry friends safe?
The most awful thing has happened to Mouse (AKA Minnie, but she prefers Mouse) when Wombat Warriors opens: she is being dropped off at her Aunt Evie’s house in South Australia, while her Mum and Dad go to Ireland for a funeral. Mouse, on her introduction to readers, lives up to her nickname, as she moves in with an aunt she hasn’t seen in ages.