Spirit of the Earth Books

is the home of Australian eco-fantasy

adventures for 8-12 year old readers

by authors Ian Boyd and Gary Luck


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Melody Finch


Melody Finch is a story about the hardships of drought in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin, as seen through the eyes of its native wildlife.


When Melody Klomp turns into a Diamond Firetail Finch, she begins an amazing journey from Charleville in Queensland to the Coorong in South Australia. Along the way, she meets many wonderful birds, frogs, seals, and even a platypus.


Follow Melody’s outback adventure as she enters a magical world where animals work together in an eternal fight for survival.

Melody Finch is humorous, informative and well written with interesting characters.

Well done!

Jane Moore, Children's Book Council of Australia, SA.

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