NZ Writer Linda Hansen Bad Oil and the Animals Onepoto Press 2016 $19.95pb 126pp ISBN 978 0 4733 7380 1
Themes: Factory farming/ Orangutans/ Palm oil/ Photography/ Teenage protesters
Heidi is sixteen and intent on being a society photographer but life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect. Instead Heidi becomes deeply involved with a group of teenage protestors who are trying to save orangutans in the wild. Add factory farming, the use of palm oil extract as stock feed and a whole world of subterfuge. A book with a message this certainly is but it is such an important message and the pages are studded with a cast of such lively and spirited young people that it all makes for an unputdownable read.
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Year 7 up/ Age 11 up
Please continue to visit Pippa’s Antarctic Blog http://www.philippawerry.co.nz/ for a fascinating day by day account of her adventures and research down on the Ice Shelf. I can’t wait to bring it up on screen each morning to see what she has been involved in the day before!