In this illustration from Busy Bee and the Silent Spring, named after Rachel Carson’s ground breaking book, the bees have broken into the village library. They didn’t actually break in because a small window was left open and they went to look up the meaning of the words that they had seen on the containers they found in the dark barn. A complicated story perhaps? The story is written for the 8-12 year old reader but a number of adults have also enjoyed reading it.
Some teachers thought that there is enough in the story to form the basis for a whole curriculum of outdoor and nature learning and all wrapped up in a story, children will love. The thing they liked best is the multitude of topics covered, all which are such important starting points for vital conversations with young people. The book has also been well received with the Scottish Beekeepers Association putting a copy of it along with the first book, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow, in their Edinburgh library.
The story is available as an ebook or in printed form globally on different Amazon websites and here are a couple of links https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/ and https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/.
There are also T-shirts available for children of Alice Wright’s brilliant cover artwork, with or without the story title, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/silent-spring-cover-no-logo-no-titles-v1/.
See more of Alice Wrights’ wonderful art, https://www.hireanillustrator.com/i/portfolio/alice-wright/ or Instagram @alicewrightillustration or Facebook @alicewrightillustrates.
Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.
My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.
This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.
Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.
We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.
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