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When Water Lost Her Way - Meg Humphrys

When Water Lost Her Way

By: Meg Humphrys

Paperback | 28 February 2019

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Lost in her ever-changing forms, 'Water' questions who she is after an encounter with a creature in an underground cave. Water seeks all parts of her cycle for answers, which makes her feel overwhelmed and confused. However an 'old tree' helps her to understand her place in the world and her many interconnections with all living and non-living things.

Written from the point of view of Water, the story follows the character's journey through the water cycle, prompted by Water's questions: Where do I belong? Why am I here? And where am I going? The effective premise gives way to weaving - potentially dry scientific - details of the water cycle into a poetic and whimsical story of self-realisation.

A story about the water cycle suitable for children aged 3 and above.

About the Author

Meg has worked professionally as an exploration geologist, in groundwater management of the Murray Darling Basin and in sustainability and wastewater management. Her passion for integrated water management and the value of education as a foundation to create change and live more sustainably has led Meg to develop this project. Meg lives on Millowl (Phillip Island) ,Victoria with her family.
Industry Reviews
The debut children’s book, When Water Lost her Way by Meg Humphrys is a triumph...
Written from the point of view of Water, the story follows the character’s journey through the water cycle, prompted by Water’s questions: Where do I belong? Why am I here? And where am I going? The effective premise gives way to weaving – potentially dry scientific – details of the water cycle into a poetic and whimsical story of self-realisation. The author’s thread is smooth and gentle, in-line with the flow of Water through the various stages of her cycle. The prose is supported beautifully by Humphrys’ artwork: soft water colours, fluid and circular forms, rolling forwards with a sense of continuous motion through the pages. The book is the most sophisticated and novel explanation of the water cycle I have come across. As an education resource, it sits naturally in the science sphere, whilst also lending itself well to integrated studies, with themes around belonging, consciousness and mindfulness... It is a must-have for the classroom desk or bedside table at home. Humphrys is skilled in equal parts as an educator, storyteller and artist. When Water Lost Her Way brings together her vast talent in a cleverly crafted, visually exquisite story incorporating essential lessons for children – and for us all – about the water cycle and indeed, about life.
Imogen Rees, Teacher, Music Therapist & Parent

When Water Lost Her Way is a beautifully illustrated allegory reminding us that water is central to our survival - Mark Pascoe, CEO, International Water Centre

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