Publisher's synopsis

A stunning anniversary edition of a beautiful and timeless award-winning classic from master of collage, Jeannie Baker.

A boy and his father travel in their boat, ‘Time Machine’, to a stretch of beach beside a primordial tropical rainforest. As the boy walks among the trees he imagines the forest as it might have been in the past. Dinosaurs emerge, barely perceptible, from a tangle of trunks and vines; the faint outlines of an Aboriginal child melt into a background of trees and in the final haunting scene the unspoiled vista readers have toured is overlaid with translucent images of a possible future civilisation.


  • 1998 Shortlist for Children’s Book Council Association Awards Honour Book (Picture Book of the Year)