Diana Lawrenson

— Writer —

Crocodile River

Illustrated by Danny Snell

Working Title Press

Notable Book CBCA
Whitley Award Royal Zoological Society of NSW


Korean edition

The story of Cranky the Crocodile’s dangerous life and survival from hatchling to maturity.

Where did the idea for Crocodile River come from?

My uncle lived in a remote part of Papua New Guinea beside one of the wide and murky rivers – home to many crocodiles. His stories of how he hunted them, especially at night, sparked my interest.

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