Lilah the Lyrebird
Written by Jodie McLeod
Illustrated by Eloise Short
“It would take a miracle…”
Lilah the lyrebird can’t sing… or so she thinks. Can Leonard help her find her voice? Or will the bushfire break her silence? Join this courageous bird in her quest to save her bushland home and discover the truth within herself…
From the author and illustrator of the award-winning Leonard the Lyrebird comes this heart-warming story about friendship, courage and self-belief, set in Australia’s Blue Mountains.
"A STUNNING BOOK..."
Kids' Book Review
"THE WORLD NEEDS THESE WORDS..."
Kids' Book Review
"A POWERFUL, TIMELY & HOPEFUL STORY"
Alison Ireland, writer and teacher
Nice words from readers & reviewers
"A stunning book ... outstanding illustrations..."
"Lilah the Lyrebird is a book about rebirth, courage, self-belief and love, coming at a time when the world needs these words."
~ Kids' Book Review
"A beautiful book! We just love how much heart and spirit is in your beautiful creation."
"We were so excited to read Lilah the Lyrebird after having Leonard the Lyrebird as a family favourite for a long time. Both my kids enjoyed Lilah as much (or more!) as Leonard. My 2-year-old loves all the sounds and pictures of different animals and my 4-year-old enjoys seeing the beautiful illustrations of the Blue Mountains, a place he loves.
"We really liked thinking about the bushfires from the native animals' perspectives and the final page is just so lovely!"
~ Hannah Ireland
"I liked it when Lilah’s song went all around the Blue Mountains and I liked searching for all the animals in the pictures. I also liked when Lilah found Leonard and they loved each other."
~ Josie, age 4
"My two princesses (under 5) have made Lilah the Lyrebird compulsory bedtime reading. Thank you for bringing Leonard and Lilah into their lives."
~ Jim Murphy
"The strength of character, ability to overcome adversity and opportunities for children and adults to relate to these personal qualities through the story was exceptional. Again, the setting, the pictures, everything about Lilah is just beautiful."
~ Amy Hawkes
"A beautiful children’s book that is entertaining and educational in equal measure. The artwork is stunning and the writing is fantastic for adults to read aloud, while also suitable for young readers to read on their own. I loved seeing the animals, plants and landscapes of the Blue Mountains brought to life in this book.
"I think it would be loved by people familiar with the settings and characters, and also fascinating for people around the world who will get a glimpse of what life is like for Australia’s native wildlife.”
~ Gemma Holly
"I just wanted to tell you how wonderful the book is, the story as well as all the illustrations. The kids liked the book very much and were fascinated that it is a book about the Blue Mountains."
~ Bettina Mueller, Schubart-Gymansium, Aalen, Germany