Subtitle: Guardians 1
By: Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard
Genre: YFB - General fiction
Published by: A & U Children
Published: 31 May 2022
ISBN: 9781761180033


Wylah is brave, clever and strong-willed, and all her best friends are giant megafauna animals. But she isn't a warrior. Not yet, anyway.

Then comes the day when her family is stolen by the dragon army, and her life is forever changed. She must find the courage to set out on a journey to save them.

What will it take for Wylah to become a warrior, like her Grandmother before her?

Introducing an unforgettable cast of characters, Wylah The Koorie Warrior is a heart-stopping and imaginative adventure, inspired by First Nations history and grounded in culture.

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Wylah loves her family and her tribe, but she especially loves her Grandmother and her giant megafauna animals - Kamba, Kapa, Woo and Kinpa.

Her Grandmother says it is time for Wylah to start teaching the young ones cave art, but on her first day, her family is stolen by a dragon army and her wonderful Grandmother is no more.

Wylah is frightened, but knows she is the only person who can save her family. Can she become a warrior, like her Grandmother before her?

This is a wonderful story with a cast of fantastic characters. Wylah is brave and courageous, and the book has strong themes of friendship and family, and is inspired by First Nations culture and history. It also a fantastic adventure story, and I’m sure this series will become a favourite in your school.

Reviewed by Michelle