About the Author:

Born to Russian parents in Northern China, Alec Trost emigrated to Australia, graduated in electrical engineering and was fortunate enough to travel on work assignments around Australia and overseas often seeing firsthand how human activities damaged or destroyed wildlife habitats.

After visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and hearing the stories about the resident dugongs, Pig and Wuru, he wrote The Bravest Dugong in a hope of making children and adults more aware of the plight of these beautiful, lovable but widely unknown creatures. This is Alec’s first publication.

About the Illustrator:

Graeme Compton is a piano teacher, visual artist and illustrator who works in portraiture and children’s books illustrations in a range of mediums, styles and subjects. Graeme’s achievements include Grand Champion Award in 2013 Gunnedah Art Exhibition and in 2015, his realist paintings will be published in ‘Who’s Who in Visual Art – Masters of Realistic Imagery 2015-2016’.