The Great Dodo Comeback


Author: Fiona Sandiford
Illustrated by Clare Elsom

9781474956253 | PB | pp. 224 | 2020 | Usborne Publishing

Dodos have been extinct for nearly 300 years. But what if they could be given another chance at life? Leni loves birds and is excited at the prospect.

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Leni loves birds. So when two scientists arrive on her island home to try to de-extinct the dodo, she jumps at the chance to help. But Benny Shoober, the Sugar King, hates birds and loves growing sugar. He’s determined that the dodo will be a no-show…

A fun, quirky and timely adventure with great conservation and ecological messages.

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Fiona Sandiford
Illustrator: Clare Elsom







Year of Publication:



Usborne Publishing





Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

The author is a journalist with 20 years’ experience as an editor and writer on numerous magazine titles in both the UK and Australia. She lives in Sussex and enjoys drinking strong tea, listening to soul and disco, stroking her dog’s ears and watching Steve Martin movies. But perhaps her greatest love is making mischief with words. The Great Dodo Comeback is her first story for children.


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