Chilling, thought-provoking science fiction.
It is the year 2250. The ice has melted and sea levels have risen. Cape Town has disappeared and Table Mountain is now an island inhabited by the Tekkies, who cling to a lifestyle long gone in the rest of the world and keep their island for themselves.
But their resources are running out. They look to the land that once was Africa - known as Out - where a few remining people have managed to survive the massive drought by turning their back on 23rd-century technology and following a simple lifestyle based on ancient knowledge. They are the River People.
Rain, a princess of the River People, and Saa, the lion cub she cares for, are seized by the Tekkies. They want the knowledge of Rain's people. They want to know how to harvest the rain. She is to be part of a terrible ceremony to restore the balance of the world!
About the Author
Lesley Beale is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.
Intensity of feeling and poetic vision infuse every page of this tale, a plea for a greener, more humane world. || A good introduction to futuristic stories, suitable for those who already have a sense of the importance of environmental issues. || Presents a compelling, futuristic enviromnental story that educates and offers a credible explanation to the contemporary issue of climate change.
Series: Remembering Green
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.12