Dexter Reviews

“A compelling story of wildlife rescue, told with great empathy and charm.”
- Sydney Morning Herald
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“Beautifully told, Jesse Blackadder takes the reader on a journey of grief and hope, despair and joy, danger and courage…Skillfully written and rich with description, truly a pleasure to read.”
- Kid’s BookReview (click for full review)

“An emotional story that dramatises some real conservation issues...It’s impossible not to get invested in this story.”- Bookseller and Publisher

“A compelling, fast paced story… The split chapters captured me from the outset… Jesse presents the story from a koala’s perspective with warmth and conviction, while successfully avoiding sentimentality. It is a joy to be able to recommend this book.
- Buzzwords Magazine (click for full review)

“The two perspectives create an engaging story… it moves quickly and keeps the reader engaged. Dexter would be a great class novel.
- Read Plus (click for full review)

“This is a great book for all your students who love animals, with a bit of adventure for good measure. It’s a book about growing up, responsibility, and finding out what you can do when you really put your mind to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
- Student review, Lamont Books (click for full review)

“A gripping emotional story… The events ring true because of the author’s personal experience with koalas and her meticulous research. Classrooms need more inspirational books like this.”- Park Watch magazine

“A great read with a strong sense of place. It will appeal to animal lovers and also to educators seeking resource material.” - Hazel Edwards


Jesse Blackadder 2015