Ubuntu Summer of the Rhino by Julia Johnson
  

Synopsis

Ubuntu Summer of the Rhino by Julia Johnson

As the moon rises over the South African savannah, a young African girl called Thembile and her father, a wildlife ranger, are out patrolling through the night on horseback. They hear the heart-rending cries of a terrified rhino calf, and find him shivering beside the mutilated body of his mother. Help is summoned, but who will care for this orphan, look after him and pay for his milk and medicines? Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino is brilliantly told and beautifully illustrated and will delight children from the age of eight years upwards. It tells the story of a young African girl and an English boy living in Dubai, whose love of animals and interest in wildlife inspires them to care for an orphaned Rhino, Ubuntu. The story of Ubuntu the rhino weaves back and forth across continents, at once heart-breaking and heart-warming, teaching children the importance of conservation and protecting our wildlife. All royalties will be donated to the Rhino Rehabilitation Centre of Rhino Revolution, to help rescue and rehabilitate orphaned rhinos. By buying this book you are making a difference - but do join the Revolution and help make the world a kinder place: visit rhinorevolution.org.

About the Author

Julia Johnson is a drama teacher turned children's author, storyteller and performer who first came to Dubai in 1975. She has appeared on stage, TV and radio in the UK and Dubai, has toured Theatre-in-Education productions to schools and recorded over 100 audio books. Julia's stories frequently focus on the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula. She has written over a dozen stories for children including The Camel That Got Away and the Humpy Grumpy series. The Turtle Secret won the Best International Children's Book Award at Sharjah International Book Fair 2014. Julia has toured schools and colleges across the Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia with talks and workshops. She recently spoke at the Emirates Literary Festival 2016 about her new titles, Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino and Humpy Grumpy Mission Improbable.

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Format

Hardback
60 pages

Author

Julia Johnson
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Publication date

17th March 2016

ISBN

9781909339859


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