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Book Review: One Small Island by Alison Lester - Reviewed by Romi Foster (28 Nov 2011)
This detailed picture book is the story of Maquarie island, how it was before people came, what happened after they found it, killed most of the natural animals and bought domesticated ones onto the previously free island. How they almost destroyed it. And then, later, how a new generation came and started working on saving this island, making it safe for the endangered animals who had always lived on it, getting all the domesticated animals away and renewing Maquarie's life. Making it a safe haven again.
It is told in beautiful words, but also in detailed pictures, which you can read both together or alone, to make slightly different stories. It is one of the best books I know of and perfect for people interested in saving the envoriment.
Alison Lester (Australian Children's Laureate, 2012 - 2013) is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Running with the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child; and My Dog Bigsy - to name just a few. Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories. http-//alisonlester.com
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