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Publisher Comments:

An adaptation of Esko-Pekka Tiitinens internationally known childrens play, the story of endangered species from all over the world coming together to save the planet instills in children the importance of being environmentally conscious. An elderly owl and a whale help a dove make the long journey home to Africa, but once they arrive, they find that a desert has taken over the once-lush forest. With the cooperation of other animals, a human, the sun, the water, and a favorable wind, they can sow the seeds of life again. This beautifully illustrated fable deals with many themes, including solidarity, respect for nature, overcoming obstacles by helping one another, and the benefits of teamwork.

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"Finnish author Esko-Pekka Tiitinen offers a parable about kinship and caring for the environment, based on his play of the same name. When a dove gets lost, an owl helps her fly back to Africa; along the way, the birds meet a whale that saves its beached brothers and sisters. When they discover that the dove's forest has become a desert, the wind carries a message to other animals, urging them to take part in replanting. The story is a bit of a guilt trip — the whales beach themselves 'to say to the humans that the sea belongs to us, too,' and the animals literally water a tree with their tears. But Nikolai Tiitinen creates a hopeful atmosphere with soulful animals set against compositions of blazing fire and cool earth tones. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Esko-Pekka Tiitinen is an award-winning Finnish author and artist. He has written more than 20 books in addition to opera librettos, television scripts, and plays for theater and radio. His children's play "Drops of Life" has been performed in more than 8

Product Details

ISBN:
9788415241317
Author:
Tiitinen, Esko-pekka
Publisher:
Cuento de Luz SL
Author:
Tiitinen, Nikolai
Author:
Tiitinen, Esko-Pekka
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Animals - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
from 5 up to 7

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Children's » Animals » Animal Stories » General
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction

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Product details 24 pages Cuento de Luz SL - English 9788415241317 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Finnish author Esko-Pekka Tiitinen offers a parable about kinship and caring for the environment, based on his play of the same name. When a dove gets lost, an owl helps her fly back to Africa; along the way, the birds meet a whale that saves its beached brothers and sisters. When they discover that the dove's forest has become a desert, the wind carries a message to other animals, urging them to take part in replanting. The story is a bit of a guilt trip — the whales beach themselves 'to say to the humans that the sea belongs to us, too,' and the animals literally water a tree with their tears. But Nikolai Tiitinen creates a hopeful atmosphere with soulful animals set against compositions of blazing fire and cool earth tones. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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