Remembering Green by Lesley Beake

Remembering Green

Written by Lesley Beake
Part of the Remembering Green Series

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A thought provoking story set two hundred years in the future when global warming has caused most of the earth to be covered by water. Managing on a tiny diet, The Tekkies live on a fortified island. But their resources are dwindling and all too soon they will run out of fresh water. What they need most is rain. When a girl and her lion cub arrive it looks as if she’ll make all the difference. Can she save the world from being swallowed up by the sea?


Remembering Green by Lesley Beake

It is the year 2250. The ice has melted and sea levels have risen. Cape Town has disappeared and Table Mountain is now an island inhabited by the Tekkies, who cling to a lifestyle long gone in the rest of the world. But their resources are running out.

They look to the land that once was Africa - known as Out - where a few remaining people have managed to survive the massive drought by turning their back on 23rd-century technology and following a simple lifestyle based on ancient knowledge. They are the River People. Rain, a princess of the River People, and Saa, the lion cub she cares for, are seized by the Tekkies. They want the knowledge of Rain's people. They want to know how to harvest the rain. She is to be part of a terrible ceremony to restore the balance of the world!


Intensity of feeling and poetic vision infuse every page of this tale, a plea for a greener, more humane world. Books for Keeps A good introduction to futuristic stories, suitable for those who already have a sense of the importance of environmental issues. INIS Presents a compelling, futuristic enviromnental story that educates and offers a credible explanation to the contemporary issue of climate change. School Librarian

About the Author

Lesley Beake

LESLEY BEAKE is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2009




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