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Summary

A unique wildlife and nature conservation tale, told from the animals’ point of view....

Dakota* the deer (*to honor Dakota pipeline water protectors) and other animals live in a forest next to a farm. One day, they are disturbed by some additional human activity - the humans pull down trees and put up a structure, then go away. The animals can’t agree on what this human activity means, so Flint* the fox (*to honor Flint community affected by water pollution), Bentley* the bat (*to honor Bentley anti-drilling blockaders), and some others try to find out more. 

Is it simply another thing they’ll have to get used to, or like Whanganui* the weasel (*to honor the Whanganui River, protected by tribespeople) claims, is it the start of something much more serious?  

More than an eco story, this is a realistic animal story in which the main characters are named to honor young environmental activists, campaigns, and indigenous tribes across the globe. Information, guidance, and websites are included at the end of the audiobook to stimulate listener awareness, research, and discussion. 

Can one story save the Earth? It’s up to you. 

©2017 Kathryn Rose Newey (P)2018 Kathryn Rose Newey

Critic reviews

“A beautifully illustrated, environmentally themed animal story.... This text is a pleasure to read due to the superb descriptive detail and wide ranging vocabulary, but also as it is delightfully written in ‘proper English’.... Animals in the Forest is a really lovely, thought-provoking addition to your child’s reading and English curriculum which I am sure all children will enjoy and be inspired by.” (Review in EducationOtherwise.org newsletter, spring 2018) 

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