The size of the book is 5.25"x8". This is a quest novel; a sci-fantasy aimed at the teen/young adult group. The heroine is a 17-year old Chinese woman who finds herself in ancient Australia leading 200 threatened megafauna (and sulphur-crested cockatoos) on a trek to sanctuary in the North Forest (eucalypt).
She’s wearing a dark-blue sweat, blue jeans, sneakers and a bumbag.
The forest is mysterious, the trek dangerous, the animals particularly strange.
A giant wombat, large kangaroo, a bandicoot and tall flightless birds are her special pals.
(Google: diprotodon optatum, procoptodon goliah, dromornis stirtoni for visual approximations. Thylacoleo, megalania, wonambi were the main threats. )
Back cover blurb reads:
Lin had her life laid out—college, career, husband, child, an apartment in Shanghai—neat, complete and predictable. That is until she found herself in ancient Australia leading a messy mob of endangered animals on a touch-and-go trek to safety. For help she had a large, incontinent wombat, a smart bandicoot, a ravenous kangaroo, four fierce, fighting birds and Arben, a young man whose spirit and savvy upend Lin’s ideas about love, life and sacrifice.
Go for simplicity; stress adventure, mystery and weird megafauna with the heroine in the lead. Dominant colours; green, cream and white but other colours can be proposed if they work. Text dark-green/black
The subhead can be smaller text along the bottom of the cover.
We will supply the barcode, the logo for the back cover. Please do FRONT and BACK cover and SPINE.