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Where the humans live

 

Book Four: ‘Where the Humans Live’, Joey and his friends are confronted by their worst fears, the humans are here to stay. All their lives were about to change forever.

In the three previous books Joey, Paws and Blossom have encountered Timber Getters in Book one, a rumbling bush monster in book two. In book three ‘Where are the Christmas Bells’ they all went looking for rare native flowers.

It would only be a few decades in the future and Joey’s relatives would be slaughtered for their fur. Koala pelts would become valuable in many countries throughout the world. Poor Joey and Paws they saw the start of change and the felt the fear running through their small bodies.

Although this is just a story, the Koala colonies would have seen all of this happening, the trees being cut down, the clearing of the forest for farmland. The locomotive powering through the bushland bellowing white and grey smoke and steam, roaring past in a rush of wind. They would have observed from their lofty branches the culling of kangaroos and the disappearance and loss of lifestyle of the indigenous tribes. 

 

These four books were written for parents to teach their children to appreciate the world they live in, to take note of the flora & fauna and not to take it for granted. These are stand alone stories that can be read and enjoyed, however they can also be a starting point to educate children.

This book is available in print (soft cover) and on Kindle from Amazon.

Where are the Christmas Bells

Where are the Christmas Bells

There is something about seeing a wild flower growing and reaching maturity against all odds, strikes a chord in most of us. To see this flower survive through rain, hail and shine, resonates with us on a personal level. Its made it right to the point of display, to its ultimate beauty and hopefully it… Continue Reading

Easy crochet patterns

Easy crochet patterns

  In my first children’s book, ‘Weekend Adventure with Zach & Friends’, I crocheted a hippo for one of the characters, I needed a prop… it was very basic, using an open weaved pattern with a large hook for speed. There was no pattern to follow, I just did it by feel and Zach emerged.… Continue Reading

The Garden Shed is a Scary Place

The Garden Shed is a Scary Place

The garden shed is a scary place.. full of things that crawl and sting… The inspiration to write this story came while I was working in my father’s garden. He had been ill for some weeks, so this was the first opportunity I had to tidy up the garden beds on my own. He watched… Continue Reading

The Rumbling Bush Monster

The Rumbling Bush Monster

Looking down the lens of the telescope from the present to the 1850’s we see Joey about to go exploring the grassland below his home. In Book Two: The Rumbling Bush Monster, Joey goes on an adventure while the family are sleeping. Joey is getting older and more confident. He moves through the trees and… Continue Reading