NZ Writer & Illustrator
Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson
Scholastic 2013 $19.50pb 32 pages
ISBN 978 1 7754 3144 2
Themes: Environmental Protection/ Pollution/ Recycling
There was once a perfect place to live - a green valley where the sun shone and the flowers grew, the air was fresh and sweet and the people were happy. Then insidiously into this seeming paradise came a great, black, tarry cloud. It was over to Luther, a boy with a mission, to find what was causing it.
A great story about pollution, recycling and attitudes that will require children reading and looking at it to really think what the whole story is about. There are many possible spin-offs to this title!
Year 2/ Age 6 up
A couple of days ago it was announced Kyle Mewburn is the new president of the New Zealand Society of Authors. This is a great event for New Zealand children’s literature and a cause to celebrate. Like his story above, this event too will have many possible spin-offs.
Photo thanks to Kyle Mewburn 2012