Parakeet Melati lives with the rest of her bird friends and family on the beautiful slopes of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa. While rumblings sometimes sound from deep within the earth, the birds live peacefully in their jungle. But when Melati is woken one night by tremors stronger than she's ever felt before, she realizes that her sleeping island volcano may not be sleeping any longer.Across a narrow stretch of water lives Guntur, a rhinoceros with a not-so-friendly rivalry with Raja, the king of the tigers. They're too busy fighting over who rules the jungle to worry about what's happening on the nearby island. But when Melati arrives with a dire warning that something is happening to the volcano, Gunter and Raja will have to put aside their differences and work together. Otherwise, the animals of the jungle will never stand a chance against the mighty eruption of Krakatoa.With engaging and exciting nonfiction backmatter that delves into the fascinating true story behind the eruption, Survival Tails: The Eruption of Krakatoa will both captivate and educate young readers.
Katrina Charman lives in a small village in the middle of South East England with her husband and three daughters. Katrina has wanted to be a children's writer ever since she was eleven, when her school teacher set her class the task of writing an epilogue to Roald Dahl's Matilda. Her teacher thought her writing was good enough to send to Roald Dahl himself. Sadly, she never got a reply, but the experience ignited her love of reading and writing. She is the author of a number of forthcoming picture books and leveled readers.