Native Forest Action
Run for the trees
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|Launched on 28 February, Run
for the trees is an exciting adventure of
sabotage and intrigue, self reliance and courage, that
takes you on a breathless trip from wellington to the
West Coast wasps nests back to the capitals
Thirteen year old Ben Costas finds himself alone when his mother goes on holiday with the axe murderer and his uncle, an eccentric eco-protester, disappears. Add to the mix a bossy runaway called Ange, two tenacious thugs, and a geriatric greenie. Bens struggles to reunite with Uncle Rick at an anti-logging protest culminate in a scary race to expose political corruption and save the native forest from exploitation.
There are two central themes to the story: Bens journey to self-esteem despite (or maybe because of) his dyslexia; and the crime of native logging.
"Kids need to know they can make a difference "
David Bellamy: "Great book! Like Ben and Ange, a new generation is answering the cries of a sick planet and doing what they can to protect it from the vested interests of short-term profiteering. Time to shout STOP from the highest rimu tree to the depths of the ocean. Every voice counts."
Paula Book (award winning author): "Ben is a delightful main character who thankfully doesnt have an answer to everything, Superman like but struggles with each obstacle and makes a tremendous effort to problem solve. Usually he succeeds. When he doesnt, he berates himself, because at heart he still thinks hes a dummy. The reader can see through this, though, so the message is cleverly delivered we can be our own worst enemy. Have faith!."
Isbn 1-877228-11-7 RRP $15.95
Run for the trees is suitable for a wide age-range (9- 15+)