Jackie Kerin and Peter Gouldthorpe

Lyrebird: A True Story


‘Well heavens to Betsy! ..
You’re no ordinary chook!’

When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as ‘a Miracle of the Dandenongs’.

Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and other sounds that echoed through the bush.

Word of their friendship spread and people travelled from near and far to film and record James. But with people came change ...

Written by Jackie Kerin and beautifully illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, Lyrebird: A True Story celebrates a real and remarkable friendship between a gardener and one of Australia’s most extraordinary birds.

  • Author: Jackie Kerin
  • Illustrator: Peter Gouldthorpe
  • ISBN: 9781921833045 
  • Publisher: Museums Victoria Publishing
  • Date of Publication: 1st November 2012
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Format: Paperback
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 27 x 24