Informational (nonfiction), 1,704 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 930L
While readers may know something about Australia's boomerangs or its kangaroos, they may not know about the other interesting animals, such as koalas and platypuses, or the diverse groups of people, including the Aborigines, that live there. This informative book also provides an overview of the geography and history of this fascinating country.
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bauxite, colony, continent, convict, depression, hemisphere, immigration, mammal, marsupial, nomads, primate, reef, threatened
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