“It is a strong sense of the importance of place, of family and of continuity that remains with you after reading this book. The other great strength of their story is the range of personalities that we encounter in this possum community into which Robyn Tracey invites us. Every unique character has his/her own name, every family has its good guys and its bad guys, its brains and its beauties. This is a story that engages your head and your heart – while you are sharing the joy of a new birth or the safe return of a wandering juvenile, you are also learning about the physical elements of the possum world in the 21st century – what do they eat, what do they need to survive, how do they deal with the encroaching dangers of a sprawling suburbia that sees them as a disposable nuisance. ”