Our World of Water by Beatrice Hollyer, Oxfam, Zadie Smith


Our World of Water by Beatrice Hollyer, Oxfam, Zadie Smith

Wherever we live in the world - whether our country is rich or poor - water is vital to our survival on this planet. This book follows the daily lives of six children from Peru, Mauritania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and California and explores what water means to them. Where does it come from? How do they use it? With the growing threat of floods and droughts occuring throughout the world due to global warming, this book invites discussion on these topics as well as documenting the ways different countries and cultures value this most precious of our planet's natural resources.


Stunning photographs enhance the high quality of this terrific book, published in association with Oxfam... Global warming and ecological melt-down are topics now being discussed in clasrooms up and down the land, and teachers will find this title very useful as it examines the way that different countries of the world value water. Bookseller Numerous color photographs show each child helping at home, washing up and brushing teeth, and working in the yard or field, and complement the clearly written text to demonstrate the similarities and differences in these children's lives. Booklist

About the Author

Beatrice Hollyer has been a writer and traveller all her life. As a television reporter and newscaster, she covered conflicts in the Gulf, the Middle East, South Africa and the former Yugoslavia, and reported from Europe and the United States. She was born in South Africa and has lived in London for the past twenty years. She gave up war zones when her daughter was born in 1994 and has since worked as a consultant and writer. She is the author of two parenting books. Our World of Water follows Wake Up, World! and Let's Eat in this series of picture books for children. Oxfam works in 77 countries and supports nearly 3,000 long-term development projects. Its publishing division helps raise awareness of life and cultures all over the world. Zadie Smith is the author of three novels, most recently On Beauty, and the editor of the short-story anthology The Book of Other People.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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