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When We Went Wild

Written by Isabella Tree

Illustrated by Allira Tee

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Books for Outdoor Activities: Gardening, Wildlife, Birdwatching and more... Ecological and Environmental Interest - Non Fiction Featured Books for 7+ readers The Natural World

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Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child. They are hopeful, joyful stories and nonfiction about nature and the environment that are charmingly illustrated and printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally in the UK, and using renewable energy. 

When We Went Wild Synopsis

From the bestselling author and rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree, When We Went Wild is a heartwarming, sustainably printed picture book about the benefits of letting nature take the lead, inspired by real-life rewilding projects.

Nancy and Jake are farmers. They raise their cows and pigs, and grow their crops. They use a lot of big machines to help them, and spray a lot of chemicals to get rid of the weeds and the pests. That's what all good farmers do, isn't it? And yet, there is no wildlife living on their farm. The animals look sad. Even the trees look sad! One day, Nancy has an idea... what if they stopped using all the machines, and all the chemicals, and instead they went wild? The author's own experience of rewilding her estate at Knepp has influenced conservation techniques around the world that are bringing nature back to the countryside and bringing threatened species back from the brink.

When We Went Wild Press Reviews

Praise for Wilding, the author's bestselling memoir:

'This must be the most inspirational nature book of the year...a narrative of conservation, courage, vision and miracles... The story of what happened is thrilling... the Knepp Conservation Project is world-famous: a beacon of hope... Read this book and marvel.' - Bel Mooney, 'The Year's Best Books on Nature', Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9780711262850
Publication date: 02/03/2021
Publisher: Ivy Kids an imprint of The Ivy Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711262850
Publication date: 2nd March 2021
Author: Isabella Tree
Illustrator: Allira Tee
Publisher: Ivy Kids an imprint of The Ivy Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Out and About, Ecological and Environmental, The Natural World
Collections: 2021 Preview - Mega Books on the Horizon, A World of Adventure - 50 Books to Inspire!,

About Isabella Tree

Isabella Tree is an award-winning nature and travel author, and conservation pioneer. Her bestselling adult book 'Wilding - the return of nature to a British farm' (200,000 copies sold) tells the story of Knepp, the groundbreaking rewilding project in West Sussex that she started with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell. Allira Tee is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on a variety of commissions with clients from around the world, including Hygge & West, HarperCollins, Eeboo, L'Affiche Moderne, AHD Paper Co and Impression Originale. Her debut picture book Tiger & Cat with Berbay Publishing, will be released ...

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