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Earth Heroes

Written by Lily Dyu

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Earth Heroes Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Non Fiction Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers People / Places Science

An enlightening, hope-filled anthology that shows environmentally aware children that it is possible to make a difference.

Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World

Timely and inspirational, this edifying exposition of twenty individuals who are actively working to save our world will surely chime with a generation of young readers who’ve grown up mindful of climate change and will be acutely aware of – if not also engaged in – contemporary climate activism movements.

The familiar names of David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg are covered, with fascinating information about their backgrounds and the pivotal moments that set them on their earth-saving quests. Lesser-known but equally as inspirational figures are presented too, such as Isabel Soares of Portugal who pioneered a scheme to cut down food waste (“beautiful people eat ugly fruit”) and Amelia Telford, a young woman with Aboriginal roots whose clever actions as a teenager - and beyond - brought climate change and the voice of Indigenous Australians to the attention of the Australian Prime Minister.

Throughout the tone is – importantly and commendably – engaging and easily readable yet refreshingly grown-up, in that its audience of young readers are never talked-down to about big issues. The book must also be commended for Jackie Lay’s illustrations and its smart design, with pithily inspirational quotes opening each person’s entry.

Teeming with heart, hope and humanity, this non-fiction treasure is ideal for reading alone or using in the classroom.

Joanne Owen

Earth Heroes Synopsis

When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference. Featuring Amelia Telford, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Bittu Sahgal, Chewang Norphel, David Attenborough, Doug Smith, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Thunberg, Isabel Soares, Isatou Ceesay, Marina Silva, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, Mohammed Rezwan, Renee King-Sonnen, Rok Rozman, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Stella McCartney, William Kamkwamba, Yin Yuzhen and Yvon Chouinard. Featuring illustrations by Jackie Lay.

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ISBN: 9781788008525
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788008525
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Lily Dyu
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, People / Places, Science
Collections: Plastic Free July and 20 Books That Can Help YOU Make a Difference, Eco Reads - 70 books for a Greener Future, 25 books to celebrate #WomenInScience this International Day for Women and Girls in Science. ,

About Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu lives in a Welsh valley. Growing up, she wanted to be a writer then an astronaut. Her favourite things are running in the mountains, camping wild and watching the night sky. Through her writing, she loves to tell true stories about people from all over the world. Maybe one day she'll still make it into space.

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